The kidney and hypertension

Keishi Abe, Sadayoshi Ito

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The kidney is important not only as a target organ of hypertension but also as a organ that may cause hypertension. For many years, we have studied basic and clinical aspects of the role of the kidney in hypertension, including the renin-angiotensin, kallikrein-kinin, and prostaglandin systems, glomerular hemodynamics, therapeutic modalities, and prognosis. This review summarizes some of our results together with those of other relevant studies in the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-84
Number of pages10
JournalHypertension Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Jun


  • Angiotensin converting enzyme
  • Calcium antagonist
  • Kallikrein
  • Prostaglandins
  • Renin-angiotensin
  • The juxtaglomerular apparatus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Physiology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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