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Aetiology and pathophysiology

Joseph Cheriyan, Carmel M. McEniery and Ian B. Wilkinson

in Hypertension

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199229550
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191726040 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199229550.003.01

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

Aetiology and pathophysiology

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Haemodynamics - Haemodynamics in hypertension - Central versus peripheral blood pressure - Physiology and pathophysiology of blood pressure regulation - Role of the autonomic nervous system - Role of the kidneys - Interplay between autonomic and renal mechanisms - Vascular structure and function in essential hypertension - Large arteries - Genetics of essential hypertension - Environmental influences on blood pressure - Physical activity - Diet - Salt intake - Potassium intake - Alcohol - Stress - Obesity - Experimental models of hypertension

Chapter.  8204 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Clinical Medicine

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