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Carotid Sinus MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Carotid Sinus
Tree Number(s)
A07.015.114.186.456
Unique ID
D002346
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D002346
Scope Note
The dilated portion of the common carotid artery at its bifurcation into external and internal carotids. It contains baroreceptors which, when stimulated, cause slowing of the heart, vasodilatation, and a fall in blood pressure.
NLM Classification #
WG 595.C2
See Also
Pressoreceptors
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2018/06/30
Carotid Sinus Preferred
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