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Block diagram used to describe the BR firing in response to an applied blood pressure stimulus.

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posted on 2013-12-12, 04:28 authored by Adam Mahdi, Jacob Sturdy, Johnny T. Ottesen, Mette S. Olufsen

Applied changes in blood pressure induce changes in the arterial wall strain, which induce changes sensed by stretch sensitive mechanoreceptors found in BR within the arterial wall. This stimulus modulates frequency of action potential formation, which can be used to determine the BR firing rate.

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