The influence of central command on baroreflex resetting during exercise

Peter B. Raven, Paul J. Fadel, Scott A. Smith

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The arterial baroreflex functions as a negative feedback system regulating blood pressure around an established operating point. Paradoxically, a parallel increase in heart rate and blood pressure manifests during exercise. Experimental evidence suggests these events are caused, in part, by a rapid resetting of the baroreflex by central command.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)39-44
Number of pages6
JournalExercise and Sport Sciences Reviews
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002



  • Aortic and carotid baroreceptors
  • Arterial baroreflex
  • Blood pressure
  • Exercise pressor reflex
  • Heart rate
  • Perceived exertion
  • Systemic vascular resistance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Endocrinology
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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