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Why does HYPERTENSION (high bp) cause HYPOVENTILLATION (i.e: why does stimuation of the arterial baroreceptors cause a decreased breathing rate)?
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Does it?

AFAIK, ventilation is controlled through chemoreceptors, primarily by detection of blood PCO2 levels, then by blood PO2 levels at very low concentrations.

The only mechanism I can think of is when hypertension results in a stroke that also compromises the ventilatory centers of the brain (ex. tonsillar herniation)
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