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baroreceptor

[ bar-oh-ri-sep-ter ]
/ ˌbær oʊ rɪˈsɛp tər /
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noun
a nerve ending, as one of those located in the blood vessels, that responds to changes in pressure.
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Origin of baroreceptor

First recorded in 1950–55; baro- + receptor
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British Dictionary definitions for baroreceptor

baroreceptor

baroceptor

/ (ˈbærəʊrɪˌsɛptə) /

noun
a collection of sensory nerve endings, principally in the carotid sinuses and the aortic arch, that monitor blood pressure changes in the body
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Scientific definitions for baroreceptor

baroreceptor
[ băr′ə-rĭ-sĕptər ]

A cell or sense organ found in the walls of the body's major arteries and stimulated by changes in blood pressure. Signals from baroceptors lead to a reduction in arterial blood pressure.
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