Histopharmacology of carotid sinus/body

 

Carotid sinus and body placed a the bifurcation of the common carotid arteries can be massaged in the procedure called carotid sinus massage. This method activate the stretch receptors or baroreceptors and only one side must be massaged at a time. This causes lowering of blood pressure. In certain individuals who may be very sensitive, massage leads to severe bradycardia and hypotension.


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Nerve ending on a muscle fiber in artery/arteriole.Nerve impulse releases
transmitters which act on receptors on muscle fibers. Such receptors can
 be blocked by antagonist drugs.
 

 

 

 

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