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Descriptor English: Baroreflex
Descriptor Spanish: Barorreflejo
Descriptor Portuguese: Barorreflexo
Descriptor French: Baroréflexe
Entry term(s): Baroreceptor Reflex
Baroreceptor Reflexes
Baroreflexes
Reflex, Baroreceptor
Reflexes, Baroreceptor
Tree number(s): G09.330.380.057
G11.561.731.063
RDF Unique Identifier: https://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.
Allowable Qualifiers: DE drug effects
ES ethics
GE genetics
IM immunology
PH physiology
RE radiation effects
Previous Indexing: Pressoreceptors (1966-1993)
Public MeSH Note: 94
History Note: 94
DeCS ID: 31622
Unique ID: D017704
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Date Established: 1994/01/01
Date of Entry: 1992/12/28
Revision Date: 2016/06/02
Baroreflex - Preferred
Concept UI M0026768
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.
Preferred term Baroreflex
Entry term(s) Baroreceptor Reflex
Baroreceptor Reflexes
Baroreflexes
Reflex, Baroreceptor
Reflexes, Baroreceptor



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