pressor reflex


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pressor reflex

A reflex in which the response to stimulation is an increase in blood pressure caused by constriction of arterioles.
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The combination of central command and the exercise pressor reflex response differed for each of the 10 cyclists as their biological systems attempted to address increasing metabolite concentrations, the inability of the baroreceptor to operate at a higher point, and fatiguing cardiovascular mechanism (28,29,36).
The study results may also be related to racial differences found in the pressor reflex. When the pressor reflex is activated during exercise, marked increases in heart rate and arterial pressure occur.
This has been termed as the exercise pressor reflex and explained as follows: [19] Two types of stimuli, mechanical and chemical, are thought to activate these muscle nerve fiber endings and trigger this reflex.