Role of corticosteroids in the diurnal rhythm of blood pressure.

Abstract

Blood pressure, a chronobiological parameter, shows a circadian rhythm which parallels the levels of hormones such as glucocorticoids and catecholamines. This rhythm is lost in excess states like Cushing's syndrome or phaeochromocytoma. We designed a double-blind crossover study to look at the role of physiological doses of glucocorticoids in the circadian… (More)

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