Prazosin and renal hemodynamics: Arteriolar vasodilation during therapy of essential hypertension in man

Richard A Preston, D. T. O'Connor, R. A. Stone

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Abstract

Renal hemodynamic effects of chronic prazosin therapy were studied in 10 men with essential hypertension. Successful antihypertensive therapy was accompanied by diminution in total renovascular resistance, probably at the level of the afferent arteriole. The resistance change was unexplained by alterations in intravascular volume, the vasodilatory renal kallikrein-kinin system, or sympathetic nervous sytem activity, but was associated with a diminution in plasma renin activity. Potential mechanisms for the resistance decrement are discussed, including renal perfusion autoregulation, diminished activity of the vasoconstrictive renin-angiotensin system, and direct intrarenal afferent arteriolar alpha adrenergic blockade.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-286
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology
Volume1
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1 1979
Externally publishedYes

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Prazosin
Vasodilation
Hemodynamics
Kidney
Kallikrein-Kinin System
Arterioles
Renin-Angiotensin System
Renin
Adrenergic Agents
Antihypertensive Agents
Homeostasis
Therapeutics
Perfusion
Essential Hypertension

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Pharmacology

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Prazosin and renal hemodynamics : Arteriolar vasodilation during therapy of essential hypertension in man. / Preston, Richard A; O'Connor, D. T.; Stone, R. A.

In: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology, Vol. 1, No. 3, 01.12.1979, p. 277-286.

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