Impact of gonadectomy on blood pressure regulation in ageing male and female rats

@inproceedings{Pijacka2016ImpactOG,
  title={Impact of gonadectomy on blood pressure regulation in ageing male and female rats},
  author={Wioletta Pijacka and Bethan L. Clifford and Dawid Walas and Chantal Tilburgs and Jaap A Joles and Sarah McMullen and Simon C. Langley-Evans},
  booktitle={Biology of Sex Differences},
  year={2016}
}
BackgroundSexual dimorphism in blood pressure has been associated with differential expression of the angiotensin II (AII) receptors and with activity of the nervous system. It is generally accepted that ageing affects kidney function as well as autonomic nervous system and hormonal balance. Given that hypertension is more prevalent in men than women until women reach their seventh decade, we hypothesised that females would be relatively protected from adverse effects of ageing compared to… CONTINUE READING
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