Tension and Distensibility of Carotid Sinus Wall, Pressoceptors and Blood Pressure Regulation
Local carotid sinus application of noradrenaline induces a stimulation of the pressoceptors at different constant physiologic and nonphysiologic intrasinusal pressure ranges. Tension and resistance to stretch of the arterial wall where the pressoceptors are located, are the fundamental factors affecting, at different pressure ranges, those receptors which regulate and moderate reflexly the systemic arterial pressure.
- Received October 2, 1952.
- © 1953 American Heart Association, Inc.