From viper's venom to drug design: treating hypertension

  title={From viper's venom to drug design: treating hypertension},
  author={Margie Patlak},
  journal={The FASEB Journal},
  • M. Patlak
  • Published 1 March 2004
  • Medicine
  • The FASEB Journal
Treatment of hypertension has vastly evolved in the past century, moving from difficult and often ineffective low sodium dietary regimens to an arsenal of modern pharmaceuticals. The current use of diuretics, calcium antagonists, blockers, angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, and angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARB) has restored normal blood pressure levels in nearly all hypertensive patients. It was more than two centuries following the first measurement of blood pressure before… 

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