Further observations on the nature of pressor responsivity to angiotensin II in human pregnancy

F. G. Cunningham, K. Cox, N. F. Gant

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Abstract

The pressor dose of infused angiotensin II was determined before and after rapid volume expansion with 800 to 1075 ml of high-hematocrit blood. There was no remarkable change in sensitivity to infused angiotensin demonstrated except in two in-stances in which transient volume overload developed. The data support the hypothesis that increased angiotensin sensitivity observed in patients with pregnancy-induced hypertension is the consequence of increased vascular responsivity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)581-583
Number of pages3
JournalObstetrics and gynecology
Volume46
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 1975

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  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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