Carotid body chemoceptors: Physiological role in buffering fall in blood pressure during sleep

Maurizio Guazzi, Giorgio Baccelli, Alberto Zanchetti

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Abstract

In cats whose aortic nerves were severed subsequent deafferentation of the carotid body chemoceptors (the carotid sinus baroceptors remaining intact) did not change arterial pressure during wakefulness or light sleep, but the falls in pressure during deep sleep were markedly exaggerated. Subsequent baroceptive denervation did not modify the hypotensive effect.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)206-208
Number of pages3
JournalScience
Volume153
Issue number3732
Publication statusPublished - 1966

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    Guazzi, M., Baccelli, G., & Zanchetti, A. (1966). Carotid body chemoceptors: Physiological role in buffering fall in blood pressure during sleep. Science, 153(3732), 206-208.