Postmenopausal hypertension: role of the sympathetic nervous system in an animal model.

  title={Postmenopausal hypertension: role of the sympathetic nervous system in an animal model.},
  author={Rodrigo O. Mara{\~n}{\'o}n and Roberta Lins de Lima and Mohammed Mathbout and Jussara M do Carmo and John E. Simon Hall and Richard J. Roman and Jane F. Reckelhoff},
  journal={American journal of physiology. Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology},
  volume={306 4},
In postmenopausal women the mechanisms responsible for hypertension have not been completely elucidated, and there are no gender-specific guidelines for women despite studies showing that blood pressure is not as well controlled to goal in women as in men. In the present study we tested the hypotheses that the sympathetic nervous system and the renal sympathetic nerves contribute to hypertension in aging female rats, that sympathetic activation may be mediated by the melanocortin 3/4 receptor… CONTINUE READING
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