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What is the purpose of the Trendelenburg position (tilting the patient head down) to try to increase blood pressure? How do the baroreceptors respond to that?

Answer and Explanation:

Historically, individuals having low blood pressure or hypotension have been put in the Trendelenburg position, thinking that it will enhance the blood pressure in the brain, known as cerebral perfusion pressure. In the Trendelenburg position, evidence has shown that blood pressure has been reduced slightly which is considered to be due to baroreceptor action.

Learn more about this topic:

Regulation of Blood Pressure: Short Term Regulation & Baroreceptors

from Biology 105: Anatomy & Physiology

Chapter 3 / Lesson 9

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