TITLE

pressoreceptor

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1766
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "pressoreceptor" is presented. It refers to something that is sensory nerve ending, such as those in the aorta and carotid sinus. These organs are stimulated by changes in blood pressure. Baroreceptors are synonym for pressoreceptors.
ACCESSION #
21242093

 

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