baroreceptor

noun
baro·​re·​cep·​tor | \ ˌber-ō-ri-ˈsep-tər How to pronounce baroreceptor (audio) , ˌba-rō- \
variants: or less commonly baroceptor \ ˈber-​ō-​ˌsep-​tər How to pronounce baroreceptor (audio) , 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, in the meaning defined above

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“Baroreceptor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/baroreceptor. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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baroreceptor

noun
baro·​re·​cep·​tor | \ ˌbar-ō-ri-ˈsep-tər How to pronounce baroreceptor (audio) \
variants: also baroceptor \ -​ō-​ˈsep-​ How to pronounce baroreceptor (audio) \

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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