The Physiology of Essential Hypertension

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


Most human hypertension does not show obvious physiological abnormalities and such cases are called “essential” or “idiopathic.” Rigorous experimental investigation is not often possible, and consequently an acceptable explanation for the cause of essential hypertension has not been developed.


Essential Hypertension Plasma Renin Activity Renal Blood Flow Sympathetic Nerve Activity Primary Aldosteronism 
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© 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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