Central antihypertensive effects of inhibitors of the renin-angiotensin system in rats.


The possibility that mean arterial pressure (MA) might be maintained by an effect of angiotensin II or its precursors on the central nervous system in rats made hypertensive by occluding the aorta between the renal arteries was investigated. Aortic coarctation produced severe hypertension (MAP greater than 150 mmHg) and plasma renin activity values… (More)


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