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Carotid Sinus

"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.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Carotid Sinus" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Carotid Sinus" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 13 publications over 10 distinct years, with a maximum of 2 publications in 1996 and 2000 and 2009
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