Medical Definition of Carotid bulb

1. A slight dilation in the carotid artery at its bifurcation into the external and internal carotid arteries, it contains baroreceptors (pressure sensors) that when stimulated, will cause a reflex slowing of the heart, vasodilation and a fall in blood pressure. (27 Sep 1997)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Carotid Bulb

caroticotympanic canaliculi
caroticotympanic nerve
carotid
carotid-cavernous fistula
carotid-cavernous sinus fistula
carotid-vertebral artery anastomoses
carotid arteries
carotid artery
carotid artery thrombosis
carotid body
carotid body cell
carotid body tumour
carotid bruit
carotid bulb (current term)
carotid canal
carotid doppler
carotid duct
carotid duplex
carotid foramen
carotid ganglion
carotid groove
carotid plexus
carotid pulse
carotid sinus
carotid sinus branch
carotid sinus nerve

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