Comparison of the effects of calcium antagonists and converting enzyme inhibitors on renal function under normal and hypertensive conditions.


Calcium antagonists decrease the ability of the kidney to autoregulate renal blood flow (RBF) and glomerular filtration rate (GFR). Therefore, when afferent renovascular resistance is elevated, as in essential hypertension, there is a resultant increase in RBF and GFR with the administration of calcium antagonists. These agents also induce a marked… (More)


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