\dɪpɹˈɛsə nˈɜːv], \dɪpɹˈɛsə nˈɜːv], \d_ɪ_p_ɹ_ˈɛ_s_ə n_ˈɜː_v]\
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By Princeton University
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A centripetal nerve, passing from the heart through the vagus to the bulb stimulation of which causes a reflex fall of blood-pressure.
An afferent n., stimulation of which excites a reflex vasodilatation thereby lowering the blood-pressure.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
Any nerve whose stimulation lowers the vasomotor tension.
Any afferent n. whose stimulation depresses a motor-center.
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland
A sensory nerve arising in the heart, the stimulation of which causes a reflex fall of general blood pressure. In some animals, e. g., the rabbit and the cat, it exists separately; in others it is combined with the vagus. See table of muscles, under muscle.
See inhibitory nerve.
By Smith Ely Jelliffe
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