BARORECEPTOR

n. a sensory never ending which functions as a pressure receptor. Located in the walls and major arteries of the heart, this receptor is sensitive enough to detect a change in blood pressure. It relays this message to the brain and responds in reflex through the ANS. Same as baroceptor.

BARORECEPTOR: "A baroreceptor is but one of a network of sensory nerve endings which efficiently monitor changes in blood pressure emanating from the heart."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BARORECEPTOR," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/baroreceptor/ (accessed September 28, 2020).
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