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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: bar′ō-stat

Definition: A pressure-regulating device or structure, such as the baroreceptors of the carotid sinus and aortic arch, when connected to effectors providing negative feedback.

[G., baros, weight, pressure, + statos, made to stand]

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