baroreceptor

noun baro·re·cep·tor \ ˌber-ō-ri-ˈsep-tər , ˌba-rə- \
variants: or less commonly baroceptor play \ˈber-ō-ˌsep-tər, ˈba-rō-\

Definition of baroreceptor

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

First Known Use of baroreceptor

1948

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baroreceptor

noun baro·re·cep·tor \ ˌbar-ō-ri-ˈsep-tər \
variants: also baroceptor play \-ō-ˈsep-\

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

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