Vascular actions of estrogens: functional implications.

@article{Miller2008VascularAO,
  title={Vascular actions of estrogens: functional implications.},
  author={Virginia M Miller and Sue Piper Duckles},
  journal={Pharmacological reviews},
  year={2008},
  volume={60 2},
  pages={210-41}
}
The impact of estrogen exposure in preventing or treating cardiovascular disease is controversial. But it is clear that estrogen has important effects on vascular physiology and pathophysiology, with potential therapeutic implications. Therefore, the goal of this review is to summarize, using an integrated approach, current knowledge of the vascular effects of estrogen, both in humans and in experimental animals. Aspects of estrogen synthesis and receptors, as well as general mechanisms of… CONTINUE READING

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