Servoanalysis of Carotid Sinus Reflex Effects on Peripheral Resistance

Problem 12 from Chapter 10 of Intermediate Physics for Medicine and Biology.

Scher AM, Young AC (1963) “Servoanalysis of Carotid Sinus Reflex Effects on Peripheral Resistance,” Circulation Research, Volume 12, Pages 152–165.

The baroceptors of the carotid sinus (and artery) and the aortic arch are the major sense organs which reflexly control the systemic blood pressure. Since the demonstration of the reflex function of these receptors… there has been much work on the responses of the blood pressure, heart, and peripheral vessels to changes in pressure in the carotid arteries and the aorta…. In our study, we subjected the isolated perfused carotid sinus to maintained pressures at different levels… and measured the resultant systemic pressures and pressure changes.

The circulatory system.
A schematic diagram to represent the feedback circuit that controlled the sinus pressure.

--

--

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store