Chronic stress induces sensitization in sympathoadrenal responses to stress in borderline hypertensive rats.

The effects of acute foot shock on cardiovascular and sympathoadrenal responses were investigated in chronically stressed borderline hypertensive rats (BHR) and Wistar-Kyoto (WKY) rats. Male BHRs were divided into two groups; the maturation group (Mat) was not stressed, whereas the chronic stress group (AJS) received 8 wk (5 days/wk, 30 min/day) of air-jet… CONTINUE READING