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Eur J Appl Physiol. 2014 Mar;114(3):579-86. doi: 10.1007/s00421-014-2823-z. Epub 2014 Jan 28.

Blood pressure regulation XI: overview and future research directions.

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Department of Integrative Physiology and Anatomy, University of North Texas Health Science Center, 3500 Camp Bowie Boulevard, Fort Worth, TX, 76107, USA, peter.raven@unthsc.edu.

Abstract

While the importance of regulating arterial blood pressure within a 'normal' range is widely appreciated, the definition of 'normal' and the means by which humans and other species regulate blood pressure under various conditions remain hotly debated. The effects of diverse physiological, pathological and environmental challenges on blood pressure and the mechanisms that attempt to maintain it at an optimal level are reviewed and critically analyzed in a series of articles published in this themed issue of the European Journal of Applied Physiology. We summarize here the major points made in these reviews, with emphasis on unifying concepts of regulatory mechanisms and future directions for research.

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24463603
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PMC3955090
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10.1007/s00421-014-2823-z
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