EDMUND JACOBSON, Ph.D., M.D., F.A.C.P.
The welter of enumerated causes of blood pressure in health and in essential hypertension suggests that perhaps among them we have been neglecting some factor more or less familiar to all, the clear-cut recognition of which might aid us in the long run to understand problems of high blood pressure a little better. Whatever factor we suspect obviously can be better estimated if we can succeed in measuring it simultaneously with the blood pressure.2
Current opinion on the significance of vascular tonus is summarized1 in a recent review by Fritz Lange.2 In hypertonia the blood vessels are evidently hyperexcitable. That
JACOBSON E. VARIATION OF BLOOD PRESSURE WITH SKELETAL MUSCLE TENSION AND RELAXATION1. Ann Intern Med. ;12:1194–1212. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-12-8-1194
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1939;12(8):1194-1212.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Hypertension, Nephrology.
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