Alterations in aldosterone biosynthesis in essential hypertensives.


We studied hypertensives with decreased adrenal responsiveness to infused angiotensin II (AII) to assess their responsiveness to other aldosterone secretagogues, ACTH and potassium, which are thought to stimulate aldosterone synthesis in sites different from one another and from AII. All subjects, following sodium restriction, received an infusion of AII in… (More)


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