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A sensory Receptor that responds to pressure.baroreceptor

a pressure receptor in the wall of the atrium of the heart, vena cava, aortic arch and carotid sinus that is sensitive to stretching of the wall which occurs with increased pressure. A receptor that detects changes in pressure.

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Re: Marey's Law

- The influence of arterial blood pressure on heart rate is dependent upon the baroreceptors, which are found in the aortic arch and the carotid sinus - Changes in HR from baroreceptor activation is due to reciprocal changes in both the sympathetic and parasympathetic ...

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by guyface
Sat Jul 19, 2008 8:11 pm
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Marey's Law
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SNS dilation of blood vessels

... It protects the tissues for overperfusion and thus damage. --> high blood pressure and low blood pressure are sensed by peripheral baroreceptors in sinus caroticus and aortic arch and also by the stretch receptors in the atria which then secrete ANP In the case of high blood pressure: ...

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by sdekivit
Sat Jan 21, 2006 5:19 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: SNS dilation of blood vessels
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