Prof. Alain G. Dupont

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Antihypertensive drugs have differing effects on renal hemodynamics, tubular function, plasma electrolytes, and hormonal responses. Nonselective β-blockers without intrinsic sympathomimetic activites, such as propranolol, have been reported to reduce renal blood flow and to cause a modest decrease in glomerular filtration rate. Carvedilol is a new multiple(More)
Thiazide diuretics have been the mainstay of antihypertensive therapy for over 30 years. Their precise mechanism of antihypertensive action is still incompletely understood. They reduce arterial pressure initially through a fall in plasma volume and cardiac output. However, with chronic administration cardiac output tends to return towards pretreatment(More)
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