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Baroreceptor reflex

reflex mechanism that starts from baroceptors in the carotid sinus and aortic arch that regulates blood pressure

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Basal myogenic tone

when muscular vessels contract in response to an increase in blood pressure to prevent an increase in blood flow (arterioles)

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Basophil granulocyte

WBCs containing vesicles stained by basic stains

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Beta sheet

two dimensional secondary structure of proteins stabilized by hydrogen bonds between peptide bonds on chain segments running in opposite directions

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Bilirubin

end product of heme metabolism during the normal destruction of RBCs

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Biogenic amines

signaling molecules synthesized in the body from amino acids by decarboxylization

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Bipolar neuron

neuron with two processes fulfilling the same function

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Blood-brain-barrier

mechanism controlling the transport of materials from the blood to the extracellular space of the brain

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Bronchiole

tiny branch of air tubes without cartilage

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Bundle of His

collection of heart muscle cells specialized for electrical conduction