BARORECEPTOR

n. a receptor found in the human body which detects fluxuations in pressure. This type of receptor is typically found in the heart or major blood vessles such as the aorta. Once a change is detected, this is communicated to the brain via the autonomic nervous system.

BARORECEPTOR: "Baroreceptors are found throughout the cardiovascular system in the human body."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BARORECEPTOR," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/baroreceptor-2/ (accessed May 16, 2021).
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