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Carotid Sinus
Cardiovascular System

Carotid Sinus

Sinus carotidis

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Structure

Visceral afferent fibers convey information from the carotid sinus via the glossopharyngeal nerve (CNIX).

Function

The carotid sinus is a baroreceptor (pressorecptor), which monitors changes in arterial blood pressure.

List of Clinical Correlates

- Carotid sinus syndrome

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CSH is defined as a sinus pause of longer than 3 seconds in duration and a decrease in systolic blood pressure of 50 mm Hg or more.

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