The effects of therapy for mild hypertension on circulating level of dopamine beta-hydroxylase.


Circulating dopamine beta-hydroxylase levels and norepinephrine excretion were measured in 76 mild hypertensive patients. Levels of dopamine beta-hydroxylase, norepinephrine excretion and blood pressure were obtained both before and after the initiation of therapy. Data from 20 patients exhibiting a diastolic blood pressure decrease of 10 mmHg or more were… (More)


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