Baroreflex

The baroreflex or baroreceptor reflex is one of the body`s homeostatic mechanisms which helps to maintain blood pressure at nearly constant levels. The baroreflex provides a rapid negative feedback loop in which an elevated blood pressure reflexively causes the heart rate to decrease and also causing blood pressure to decrease. Decreased blood pr....
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baroreflex

A negative feedback system which buffers short-term changes in blood pressure. Increased pressure stretches blood vessels which activates pressoreceptors (baroreceptors) in the vessel walls. The net response of the central nervous system is a reduction of central sympathetic outflow. This reduces blood pressure both by decreasing peripheral vascula...
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baroreflex

baroreflex 1. A reflex triggered by stimulation of a baroreceptor. 2. The reflex responses to a stimulation of baroreceptors of the carotid sinus and aortic arch, regulating blood pressure by controlling heart rate, strength of heart contractions, and diameter of blood vessels.
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baroreflex

Type: Term Pronunciation: bar′ō-rē′fleks Definitions: 1. A reflex triggered by stimulation of a baroreceptor.
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