baroreflex

noun

baro·​re·​flex ˈbar-ō-ˌrē-ˌfleks How to pronounce baroreflex (audio)
: the reflex mechanism by which baroreceptors regulate blood pressure that includes transmission of nerve impulses from the baroreceptors to the medulla in response to a change in blood pressure and that produces vasodilation and a decrease in heart rate when blood pressure increases and vasoconstriction and an increase in heart rate when blood pressure decreases

called also baroreceptor reflex

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“Baroreflex.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/baroreflex. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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