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Baroreflex MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Baroreflex
Tree Number(s)
G09.330.380.057
G11.561.731.063
Unique ID
D017704
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D017704
Scope Note
A response by the BARORECEPTORS to increased BLOOD PRESSURE. Increased pressure stretches BLOOD VESSELS which activates the baroreceptors in the vessel walls. The net response of the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM is a reduction of central sympathetic outflow. This reduces blood pressure both by decreasing peripheral VASCULAR RESISTANCE and by lowering CARDIAC OUTPUT. Because the baroreceptors are tonically active, the baroreflex can compensate rapidly for both increases and decreases in blood pressure.
Entry Term(s)
Baroreceptor Reflex
Baroreceptor Reflexes
Baroreflexes
Reflex, Baroreceptor
Previous Indexing
Pressoreceptors (1966-1993)
Public MeSH Note
94
History Note
94
Date Established
1994/01/01
Date of Entry
1992/12/28
Revision Date
2016/06/02
Baroreflex Preferred
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