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Medical Term:

pressoreceptor system


Definition: the pressoreceptive areas that, with their afferent fibers and connections with the autonomic system, react to a rise in arterial blood pressure and serve to buffer it by inhibiting the heart rate and vascular tone.

See Also: baroreceptor

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