Catecholamines as Predictors of Drug Response

  • W. A. Littler
  • R. D. S. Watson
  • T. J. Stallard
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Plasma levels of norepinephrine are a useful index of short-term changes in sympathetic activity (1, 2). We have measured plasma catecholamine levels and intraarterial blood pressure in hypertensive patients before and after beta-adrenoreceptor antagonism in order to determine how blood pressure and plasma catecholamines are altered by treatment.


Chronic Treatment Plasma Norepinephrine Plasma Catecholamine Plasma Catecholamine Level Presynaptic Mechanism 
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  • W. A. Littler
  • R. D. S. Watson
  • T. J. Stallard

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