Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Carotid Sinus

Enlargement at the base of the internal carotid artery as it arises from the common carotid artery. The carotid sinus contains baroreceptors that help regulate blood pressure, and carotid bodies containing chemoreceptors that are involved with circulatory and respiratory regulation.

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