JOHN P. MERRILL, M.D.
The relationship of the adrenal gland to essential hypertension in the hypertensive syndrome has been the subject of a vast amount of work and speculation at both the experimental and the clinical level. In spite of the enormous amount of data that has accumulated, this relationship is by no means clear at the present time. However, certain patterns relating the adrenal to the hypertensive syndrome have evolved and are of a good deal of interest to those who are following patients with hypertensive disease.
The pattern derived from work with laboratory animals begins with the observations of Goldblatt,1 who found
MERRILL JP. THE RÔLE OF THE ADRENAL IN HYPERTENSION1. Ann Intern Med. ;37:966–971. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-37-5-966
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1952;37(5):966-971.
Adrenal Disorders, Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Endocrine and Metabolism, Hypertension.
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