Whitworth, Judith; Ong, Lee Lin (Sharon)
The exact mechanism by which glucocorticoid induces hypertension is unclear. Several mechanisms have been proposed, although there is evidence against the role of sodium and water retention as well as sympathetic nerve activation. This review highlights the role of nitric oxide-redox imbalance and their interactions with arachidonic acid metabolism in glucocorticoid-induced hypertension in humans and experimental animal models.
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