Medical Definition of Carotid sinus

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)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Carotid Sinus

carotid body cell
carotid body tumour
carotid bruit
carotid bulb
carotid canal
carotid doppler
carotid duct
carotid duplex
carotid foramen
carotid ganglion
carotid groove
carotid plexus
carotid pulse
carotid sinus (current term)
carotid sinus branch
carotid sinus nerve
carotid sinus reflex
carotid sinus syncope
carotid sinus syndrome
carotid sinus test
carotid stenosis
carotid sulcus
carotid triangle
carotid tubercle
carotid ultrasound
carotid wall of middle ear

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