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Carotid Sinus
Cardiovascular System

Carotid Sinus

Sinus carotidis

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


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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Carotid Sinus

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The carotid sinus is a thin-walled dilatation located at the proximal end of the internal carotid artery just above the bifurcation of the common carotid artery into the internal and external carotid artery.

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