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Jichi Medical University
School of Medicine
Tochigi
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Reduction of Sympathetic Hyperactivity by Agents that Inhibit the Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone System

Author(s): Laima Siddiqi, Peter J. Blankestijn.

Abstract:

This review describes the interactions between the renin-angiotensin and the sympathetic nervous system. Secondly, conditions and disease states particularly characterized by hyperactivity of the renin-angiotensin and/or the sympathetic nervous system will be discussed and finally evidence on the effects on the sympathetic nervous system of agents that inhibit the renin-angiotensin system and the significance of these findings in our understanding of the pathogenesis of sympathetic hyperactivity are summarized.

Keywords: Sympathetic nerve hyperactivity, renin angiotensin aldosterone system

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Article Details

VOLUME: 6
ISSUE: 2
Year: 2010
Page: [139 - 147]
Pages: 9
DOI: 10.2174/157340210791171047
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