"Carotid Sinus" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
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.
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more general than "Carotid Sinus".
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more specific than "Carotid Sinus".
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