While there are many different approaches to the study of the control of arterial pressure, many current research programs are focusing on the homeostatic responses of experimental animals as some intervention is used to induce hypertension. The potential for statistically adequate data groups, valid control data, and reproducibility are attractive scientific features that are sometimes hard to obtain in clinical protocols. Experimental animal models can be roughly grouped according to five types of interventions : the kidney is insulted, sodium balance is upset, normal neural function is interrupted, selective inbreeding raises blood pressure, and humoral vasoconstrictors are infused.
KeywordsArterial Pressure Essential Hypertension Blood Pressure Control Renal Artery Stenosis Experimental Animal Model
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