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Genetic or Spontaneous Hypertension in Animals

  • Thomas G. Coleman
Part of the Blood Pressure Control book series (BPCO, volume 1)

Abstract

Studies of human essential hypertension have shown that there is a strong genetic component to this disease, as reviewed in a previous chapter. Children whose parents have essential hypertension have a much greater than normal chance of having essential hypertension themselves as they reach adulthood. But, this statistical connection does not show us what gene or genes are involved or how the genetic information is conveyed to the physiological processes that ultimately influence blood pressure.

Keywords

High Blood Pressure Essential Hypertension Blood Pressure Increase Statistical Connection Strong Genetic Component 
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Copyright information

© Eden Press Incorporated 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas G. Coleman
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  1. 1.School of Medicine Department of Physiology and BiophysicsThe University of Mississippi Medical CenterJacksonUSA

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