Increased plasma vasopressin and serum uric acid in the low renin type of essential hypertension.


In 22 50-year-old men with long-standing, untreated essential hypertension of the low renin type, venous plasma vasopressin concentrations were about three times those of 15 matched normotensive control subjects (p less than 0.005). These patients also had increased arterial concentrations of noradrenaline and adrenaline (p less than 0.05) but there was no… (More)


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