Skip to Content
Medical Term:

craniocardiac reflex

 

Definition: stimulation of nerve endings of certain cranial nerves (olfactory, ophthalmic branch of trigeminal), with resultant cardiac depressor reflex, manifested by bradycardia and hypotension, through the cardiac branch of the vagus.

© Copyright 2016 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review Date: Sep 19, 2016.
Hide