Hypertension and Hormone Mechanisms

  • Robert M. Carey

Part of the Contemporary Endocrinology book series (COE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. New Developments in the Renin-Angiotensin System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Minolfa C. Prieto-Carrasquero, Hiroyuki Kobori, L. Gabriel Navar
      Pages 3-22
    3. Rajesh Kumar, Kenneth M. Baker, Jing Pan
      Pages 23-42
    4. Carlos M. Ferrario, David B. Averill, K. Bridget Brosnihan, Mark C. Chappell, Debra I. Diz, Patricia E. Gallagher et al.
      Pages 43-59
    5. T. A. Jenkins, F. A. O. Mendelsohn, A. L. Albiston, S. Y. Chai
      Pages 61-74
    6. Robert M. Carey, Helmy M. Siragy
      Pages 75-89
    7. Rhian M. Touyz, Ernesto L. Schiffrin
      Pages 91-110
    8. Hylton V. Joffe, Gordon H. Williams, Gail K. Adler
      Pages 111-126
  3. The Sympatho-Adrenal System in Hypertension II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. David Robertson, Andre Diedrich, Italo Biaggioni
      Pages 129-141
    3. Donald J. Dipette, Scott C. Supowit
      Pages 143-157
    4. Robin A. Felder, Robert M. Carey, Pedro A. Jose
      Pages 159-172
  4. Metabolic Disorders and Hypertension

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. James R. Sowers
      Pages 175-186
    3. Gregory M. Singer, John F. Setaro, Henry R. Black
      Pages 205-222
  5. Endothelial Hormones and Autocoids in Hypertension

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. David L. Mattson, Allen W. Cowley Jr.
      Pages 225-243
    3. Ernesto L. Schiffrin
      Pages 245-257
    4. Julie Chao, Lee Chao
      Pages 259-274
  6. Other Hormonal Systems and Hypertension

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-275
    2. Andrew P. Miller, Suzanne Oparil
      Pages 307-333
    3. Naftali Stern, Michael L. Tuck
      Pages 335-364
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 365-382

About this book


Hypertension, a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease and stroke, is present in approximately one-quarter of the adult population of Western societies. Advances in the study and treatment of this condition are captured in this exceptionally important book. In Hypertension and Hormonal Mechanisms, distinguished panels of leading experts discuss new developments in hormones/autacoids related to hypertension. During the past decade, truly remarkable advances have been made in the identification of new components of the renin-angiotensin system. This book also provides the most up to date advancements in topics such as the importance of diabetes and obesity in hypertension and the new role of calcitonsin gene-related peptide (CGRP) in hypertension. Hypertension and Hormonal Mechanisms, written by the world’s experts in this field, aims to open new doors leading researchers closer to understanding the etiology and pathogenesis of primary (essential) hypertension, and to stimulate active research in the fundamental mechanisms of hypertension so that new therapies, and even prevention, can be realized in the not-too-distant future.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Robert M. Carey
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of MedicineUniversity of Virginia School of MedicineCharlottesville

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2007
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-58829-408-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59259-987-5
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