Symposium. Hypertensive mechanisms: The role of altered smooth muscle and membrane function in the etiology of hypertension Academic Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Cell Membrane
  • Hypertension
  • Muscle, Smooth, Vascular


  • The etiology of essential hypertension has been under intensive investigation for a number of years, and the availability of a number of rat models of this disease has aided our understanding of the relationship between abnormalities in cardiovascular regulatory function and hypertension. It is accepted that abnormalities at a number of levels of these regulatory processes could be the basis of the pathological process; however, the cause-effect relationship has not always been clearly established. This introduction addresses the potential relationship between a number of parameters and the control of blood pressure, and the Symposium attempts to relate altered smooth muscle and membrane function to hypertension.

publication date

  • January 1985



  • Academic Article



  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 4005707

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 353

end page

  • 401


  • 63


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