The functional importance of renal TxB2 generation in the maintenance of elevated arterial blood pressure in essential hypertension was followed in 22 patients, using the method of sustained blood pressure decrease by i.v. sodium nitroprusside infusion. Linear correlation between urinary excretion of TxB2, urine flow, and sodium excretion could be established in both control and hypotensive periods. Presumably, changes in urinary excretion of TxB2 reflect a secondary intrarenal counterregulatory response.
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