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Hypertension—Behavioral Influences

  • Paul A. Obrist

Abstract

This chapter will focus on the BP effects we have obtained over the past several years in a variety of experimental paradigms. Initially, I shall describe SBP and DBP changes in those paradigms where we evaluated ß-adrenergic influences on the myocardium. Then I shall describe a series of observations that encourage us to initiate longitudinal studies and that 1 believe clearly implicate behavioral factors in the etiological process. Finally, I shall close with a couple of digressions that act to tie some loose ends together.

Keywords

Cold Pressor Sustained Hypertension Shock Avoidance Borderline Hypertension Family History Data 
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Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul A. Obrist
    • 1
  1. 1.University of North CarolinaChapel HillUSA

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