carotid sinus nerve


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carotid branch of glossopharyngeal nerve (CN IX)

a branch of the glossopharyngeal nerve that innervates the baroreceptors in the wall of the carotid sinus and the chemoreceptors in the carotid body.

carotid sinus nerve

A sensory branch of the glossopharyngeal nerve (CN IX) carrying signals from the baroceptors (blood pressure receptors) in the bifurcation of the carotid artery to the nucleus of the solitary tract (nucleus solitarius).
Synonym: carotid nerve
See also: nerve

Hering,

Heinrich Ewald, German physiologist, 1866-1948.
Hering-Breuer reflex - inflation of the lungs arrests inspiration with expiration then ensuing; deflation of the lungs brings on inspiration.
sinus nerve of Hering - a branch of the glossopharyngeal nerve that innervates the baroreceptors in the wall of the carotid sinus and the chemoreceptors in the carotid body. Synonym(s): carotid sinus nerve