Hypertension and adrenal disorders.

  • Jacek Blumenfeld
  • Published 1993 in Current opinion in nephrology and hypertension


Abnormalities of adrenal cortical and medullary function are important causes of hypertension in adults. Mineralocorticoid hypertension, characterized by spontaneous hypokalemia with excessive kaliuresis and low plasma renin activity, is most commonly caused by aldosterone-producing adenoma or, less frequently, by nonadenomatous adrenal hyperplasia. However… (More)


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