Endothelium-derived vasoactive factors and their role in the coronary circulation.


The endothelium-due to its strategic anatomic position between the circulating blood and vascular smooth muscle-plays an important functional role in the coronary circulation. Endothelial cells release factors interfering with coagulation, platelet function, vascular tone, and growth. Endothelium-derived nitric oxide (NO) is the endogenous nitrovasodilator… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/1050-1738(91)90034-C


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