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Glucocorticoid-induced hypertension and the nitric oxide system

Ong, Lee Lin (Sharon); Whitworth, Judith

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Glucocorticoid hormones, both naturally occurring and synthetic, have long been recognized as a major cause of hypertension. There are well-described experimental models of glucocorticoid-induced hypertension, such as adrenocorticotropic hormone-and dexamethasone-induced hypertension in rats, although the exact mechanism of glucocorticoid-induced hypertension remains unclear. It was initially considered to be due to mineralocorticoid receptor activation but more recent studies have not...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/62641
Source: Expert Review of Endocrinology and Metabolism
DOI: 10.1586/eem.12.19

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