baroreceptor


baro·re·cep·tor

noun \ˌber-ō-ri-ˈsep-tər, ˌba-rə-\

Definition of BARORECEPTOR

:  a sensory nerve ending especially in the walls of large arteries (as the carotid sinus) that is sensitive to changes in blood pressure

Variants of BARORECEPTOR

baro·re·cep·tor also baro·cep·tor \ˈber-ō-ˌsep-tər, ˈba-rō-\

First Known Use of BARORECEPTOR

1948

baro·re·cep·tor

noun \ˌbar-ō-ri-ˈsep-tər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BARORECEPTOR

: a sensory nerve ending especially in the walls of large arteries (as the carotid sinus and arch of the aorta) that is sensitive to changes in blood pressure—called also pressoreceptor

Variants of BARORECEPTOR

baro·re·cep·tor also baro·cep·tor \-ō-ˈsep-\

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