Afferent nerve fibres leading from the carotid sinus by way of the glossopharyngeal nerve to the brain, innervating the baroreceptors in the wall of the carotid sinus and the chemoreceptors in the carotid body. They respond to changes in blood pressure that reflexly control heart rate. An increase in pressure diminishes heart rate.
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