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Heymans, Corneille

Heymans, Corneille kôrnā´yə hī´mäns [key], 1892–1968, Belgian physiologist. His contributions to the physiology of circulation include a study of the sensory mechanism through which arterial blood pressure is maintained under a reflex mechanism. He discovered the importance of the carotid sinus in regulating the respiratory center for this finding he received the 1938 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. He became professor at the Univ. of Ghent in 1930.

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