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Stress and HypertensionExamining the Relation between Psychological Stress and High Blood Pressure$
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Kevin T. Larkin

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780300106442

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300106442.001.0001

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Regulation of Blood Pressure

Regulation of Blood Pressure

(p.7) 1 Regulation of Blood Pressure
Stress and Hypertension

Kevin T. Larkin

Yale University Press

This chapter discusses the structure and function of the various components of the circulatory system that regulate blood pressure. It first describes how local body tissues regulate blood pressure through a process called autoregulation. It then examines the roles of the nervous system and the endocrine system on blood pressure. This is followed by a discussion on how the brain and the circulatory system use feedback systems to regulate blood pressure. The chapter also discusses the stages, prevalence, demographics, consequences, and symptoms of hypertension.

Keywords:   circulatory system, blood pressure, autoregulation, nervous system, endocrine system, hypertension

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