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Carotid sinus

Introduction: Carotid sinus

Description of Carotid sinus

Carotid sinus: slight dilation in the carotid artery at its bifurcation into the external and internal carotid arteries; it contains baroreceptors (pressure sensors) that when stimulated, will cause a reflex slowing of the heart, vasodilation and a fall in blood pressure.
Source: CRISP

Carotid sinus: The dilated portion of the common carotid artery at its bifurcation into external and internal carotids. It contains baroreceptors which, when stimulated, cause slowing of the heart, vasodilatation, and a fall in blood pressure.
Source: MESH OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

Carotid sinus: The dilated portion of the common carotid artery at its bifurcation into external and internal carotids. It contains baroreceptors which, when stimulated, cause slowing of the heart, vasodilatation, and a fall in blood pressure.
Source: MeSH 2007

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Source - MeSH 2007

Broader terms for Carotid sinus

Source - MeSH 2007

Source - CRISP

Hierarchical classifications of Carotid sinus

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