Baroreceptors: Definition, Function & Location


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A baroreceptor is a type of:

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1. Which of the following brings oxygenated blood from the lungs to the brain?

2. If a baroreceptor detects that pressure in an artery is too low, the brain will tell that artery to:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz/worksheet combo will test you on baroreceptors. These resources feature multiple-choice questions pertaining to the biology and functions of baroreceptors.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll need to answer questions on the following to pass this short quiz:

  • What type of receptor a baroreceptor is considered to be
  • What brings oxygenated blood from the lungs to the brain
  • What the brain will tell an artery to do when a baroreceptor detects low pressure
  • Which part of the brain receives information about blood pressure from baroreceptors
  • The definition of a low-pressure baroreceptor

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on baroreceptors
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as baroreceptor and artery
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the functions of baroreceptors and their interactions with the brain

Additional Learning

For further details about the nerve endings that allow brains to sense blood flow and blood pressure, review the corresponding lesson titled Baroreceptors: Definition, Function & Location. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explore what baroreceptors are
  • Examine why the regulation of blood pressure is important
  • Discuss how baroreceptors work in conjunction with other anatomy