Southwestern internal medicine conference: Hormonal and local factors in hypertension

Norman M Kaplan

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The cause of primary (essential) hypertension remains unknown, but a number of circulating hormones and endothelium-derived factors are probably involved. This review summarizes recent evidence on the roles of hyperinsulinemia, the renin-angiotensin system, atrial natriuretic factor, and three endothelium-derived factors-prostacyclin, endothelium-derived relaxing factor, and endothelin.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)412-420
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of the Medical Sciences
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1991


  • Endothelin
  • Endothelium-derived relaxing factor
  • Hyperinsulinemia
  • Pathogenesis
  • Primary hypertension

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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