counter

Advertisement - Continue reading below

Definition of "baroreceptor" []

  • A sensory nerve ending that is stimulated by changes in pressure, especially one in the walls of blood vessels such as the carotid sinus. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "baroreceptor" in a sentence
  • "IL-6 microinjected into the nucleus tractus solitarii attenuates cardiac baroreceptor reflex function in rats."
  • "Influence of nonthermal baroreceptor modulation of heat loss responses during uncompensable heat stress."
  • "Information gathered through baroreceptor sites is routed to the brain for processing."