Effects of acute restraint stress on endogenous adrenomedullin levels.

Adrenomedullin (ADM) is a 52 amino acid peptide, with a potent hypotensive/vasodilatory action. Levels of ADM are significantly elevated in patients with hypertension, and it has been postulated that such stressor-related increases may serve a regulatory or protective function. The current study assessed the effects of acute restraint stress on ADM levels… CONTINUE READING