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Diurnal blood pressure variation and sympathetic activity.
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PMID:  20203684     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Blood pressure changes occurring over a 24-h period are under behavioral, humoral and reflex regulation. The sympathetic nervous system modulates blood pressure variation by affecting cardiac output and peripheral vascular resistance. This paper reviews evidence for the relationship between adrenergic neural drive and blood pressure as measured by direct and indirect approaches. This paper also reviews the sympathetic activity associated with increased 'in-office' and 'out-of-office' blood pressure, that is, the white-coat and the masked-hypertensive states. Finally, this paper examines altered neuroadrenergic influences on nocturnal blood pressure reduction and blood pressure variability.
Guido Grassi; Michele Bombelli; Gino Seravalle; Raffaella Dell'Oro; Fosca Quarti-Trevano
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2010-03-05
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hypertension research : official journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension     Volume:  33     ISSN:  1348-4214     ISO Abbreviation:  Hypertens. Res.     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-05     Completed Date:  2010-07-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9307690     Medline TA:  Hypertens Res     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  381-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Clinica Medica, Ospedale San Gerardo, Università Milano-Bicocca, Monza, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure / physiology*
Circadian Rhythm / physiology*
Hypertension / physiopathology
Sympathetic Nervous System / physiology*

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