Effect of prostaglandin synthetase inhibitors on pressor response to angiotensin II in human pregnancy.

Abstract

Pregnant women destined to develop pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH) lose refractoriness to the pressor effects of infused angiotensin II (A-II) several weeks before the onset of hypertension. This loss of refractoriness to A-II is unrelated to plasma renin activity or circulating levels of A-II. In animal studies it has been shown that the… (More)

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