What does the brain know about blood pressure?

Steven W. Mifflin

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The integration of baroreceptor inputs within the central nervous system is modulated by a variety of inhibitory processes. It is proposed that, in hypertension, brain stem neurons adapt to increased excitatory baroreceptor inputs by increasing the efficacy of these inhibitory processes. Enhanced inhibition maintains some degree of reflex function in hypertension.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)266-271
Number of pages6
JournalNews in Physiological Sciences
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2001


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