Position Paper: The Brain, Centrally Acting Drugs, the Renin System and Blood Pressure Regulation

  • Ian A. Reid
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It is now clear that the central nervous system and the renin-angiotensin system play important roles in the regulation of arterial pressure. It is also clear that there are important interactions between these two systems, the brain influencing the secretion of renin by the kidneys and angiotensin, in turn, acting on the brain to produce various cardiovascular and endocrine effects.


ACTH Secretion Renin Secretion Plasma Angiotensin Plasma Vasopressin Pressure Control System 
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