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WAGNER-GRAU, Patrick. Pathophysiology of arterial hypertension. An. Fac. med. [online]. 2010, vol.71, n.4, pp.225-229. ISSN 1025-5583.

Several factors are implicated in the pathophysiology of essential hypertension. The basic element is endothelial dysfunction and imbalance between vasoconstrictor and vasodilator factors. Various hormonal factors contribute importantly to this, such as the digestive amine precursor uptake decarboxylase (APUD) system and certain enzymes contributing to the anemic syndrome.

Keywords : Hypertension; pathophysiology; renin angiotensin system; phosphoric diester hydrolases; anemia.

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