Symposium. Hypertensive mechanisms: The role of altered smooth muscle and membrane function in the etiology of hypertension

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The etiology of essential hypertension has been under intensive investigation for a number of years, and the availability of a number of rat models of this disease has aided our understanding of the relationship between abnormalities in cardiovascular regulatory function and hypertension. It is accepted that abnormalities at a number of levels of these regulatory processes could be the basis of the pathological process; however, the cause-effect relationship has not always been clearly established. This introduction addresses the potential relationship between a number of parameters and the control of blood pressure, and the Symposium attempts to relate altered smooth muscle and membrane function to hypertension.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)353-354
Number of pages2
JournalCanadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Physiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology (medical)

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