pressoreceptor

[pres-oh-ri-sep-ter]

noun Physiology.

a proprioceptor responding to changes of blood pressure.

Origin of pressoreceptor

First recorded in 1940–45; press(ure) + -o- + receptor
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Medicine definitions for pressoreceptor

pressoreceptor

[prĕs′ō-rĭ-sĕptər]

n.

baroreceptor
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