Aortic Baroreceptors Display Higher Mechanosensitivity than Carotid Baroreceptors

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Lau, Eva On-Chai; Lo, Chun-Yin; Yao, Yifei; Mak, Arthur Fuk-Tat; Jiang, Liwen; Huang, Yu; Yao, Xiaoqiang;
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
  • Journal: Frontiers in Physiology,volume 7 (issn: 1664-042X, eissn: 1664-042X)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3389/fphys.2016.00384/full, doi: 10.3389/fphys.2016.00384, pmc: PMC5006318
  • Subject: QP1-981 | carotid baroreceptor | aortic baroreceptor | electrophysiology | Physiology | Original Research | mechano-sensitivity | action potential
    mesheuropmc: cardiovascular system | nervous system | circulatory and respiratory physiology | musculoskeletal, neural, and ocular physiology

Arterial baroreceptors are mechanical sensors that detect blood pressure changes. It has long been suggested that the two arterial baroreceptors, aortic and carotid baroreceptors, have different pressure sensitivities. However, there is no consensus as to which of the a... View more
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