Baroreflex modulation by cardiopulmonary receptors during chronic sodium depletion.

@article{Echtenkamp1988BaroreflexMB,
  title={Baroreflex modulation by cardiopulmonary receptors during chronic sodium depletion.},
  author={Steve Echtenkamp and Alice C. Anderson},
  journal={The American journal of physiology},
  year={1988},
  volume={254 5 Pt 2},
  pages={H905-11}
}
Chronic sodium to depletion is associated with a reduced baroreflex responsiveness to carotid sinus hypotension. One hypothesis to explain the mechanism of the reduced baroreflex responsiveness involves a redistribution of blood volume toward the cardiopulmonary circulation during sodium depletion. This volume redistribution may result in enhanced discharge of cardiopulmonary volume-sensing mechanoreceptors, which tonically inhibit the expression of the carotid baroreflex. In this study, when… CONTINUE READING