Sex differences in alpha-adrenergic support of blood pressure

J A Schmitt, M J Joyner, N Charkoudian, B G Wallin, ECJ Hart

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Abstract

We tested whether the inter-individual variability in alpha-adrenergic support of blood pressure plays a critical role in the sex differences in tonic support of blood pressure by the autonomic nervous system. Blockade of the alpha-adrenergic receptors was achieved via phentolamine and showed a smaller (P <0.05) decrease in blood pressure in women compared to men, implying that alpha-adrenergic support of blood pressure is less in women than in men.
Translated title of the contributionSex differences in alpha-adrenergic support of blood pressure
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271 - 275
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Autonomic Research
Volume20
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2010

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