Life: The Science of Biology 11th Edition

Published by W. H. Freeman
ISBN 10: 1-31901-016-4
ISBN 13: 978-1-31901-016-4

Chapter 49 - Circulatory Systems - 49.5 - The Circulation Is Controlled by Hormonal and Neural Signals - 49.5 Recap - Learning Outcomes - Page 1065: 3


Increased baroreceptor and chemoreceptor activity in large arteries will trigger a higher blood pressure and inhibit sympathetic nervous system signaling to arteries and arterioles, all while amplifying parasympathetic signaling to the cardiac pacemaker. Because of this, the heart slows as the arterioles in the peripheral tissues dilate. This causes a decrease in blood pressure.

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