baroreceptor

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noun baro·re·cep·tor \ˌber-ō-ri-ˈsep-tər, ˌba-rə-\

Definition of baroreceptor

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

1948

First Known Use of baroreceptor

1948

Variants of baroreceptor

less commonly

baroceptor

play \ˈber-ō-ˌsep-tər, ˈba-rō-\

Medical Dictionary

baroreceptor

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noun baro·re·cep·tor \ˌbar-ō-ri-ˈsep-tər\

Medical Definition of baroreceptor

  1. :  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

also

baroceptor

\-ō-ˈsep-\play

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