carotid sinus

noun

Definition of carotid sinus

: a small but richly innervated arterial enlargement that is located near the point in the neck where either carotid artery divides to form its main branches and that functions in the regulation of heart rate and blood pressure

First Known Use of carotid sinus

circa 1923, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of carotid sinus was circa 1923

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“Carotid sinus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carotid%20sinus. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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carotid sinus

noun

Medical Definition of carotid sinus

: a small but richly innervated arterial enlargement that is located near the point in the neck where the common carotid artery divides into the internal and the external carotid arteries and that functions in the regulation of heart rate and blood pressure

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