F. M. STURTEVANT, Ph.D.
The search for methods of treatment of human essential hypertension over the last half-century has led to the laboratory exploration of several dozen experimental counterparts. Most studies have been concerned with four major types of experimental hypertension: neurogenic, renal, renoprival and hormonal. In 1953 and 1954, Green1-4 reviewed the similarities and differences among human and experimental hypertensions and concluded that "essential hypertension is simulated most closely, in both its physiologic and anatomic characteristics, by the post-DCA (metacorticoid) syndrome."1 The purpose of the present report is to collect and review all of the available information on this syndrome that has appeared
STURTEVANT FM. THE BIOLOGY OF METACORTICOID HYPERTENSION1. Ann Intern Med. 1958;49:1281–1293. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-49-6-1281
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1958;49(6):1281-1293.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Hypertension, Nephrology.
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