Inhibition of the Carotid Sinus Reflex by Stimulation of the Inferior Olive

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Science  04 Nov 1966:
Vol. 154, Issue 3749, pp. 674-675
DOI: 10.1126/science.154.3749.674


A projection of nerve fibers from rostral brainstem areas, which produce pressor responses and tachycardia, terminates in the inferior olive. Electrical stimulation of the olive in the cat produces no cardiovascular response but inhibits the depressor cotnponent of the carotid sinusreflex.