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World J Pharmacol. Feb 9, 2012; 1(1): 10-20
Published online Feb 9, 2012. doi: 10.5497/wjp.v1.i1.10
Table 1 Factors involved in blood pressure control
FactorsControlled parameters
Cardiac inotropismHeart rate, cardiac output
Arterial resistanceArterial stiffness, arterial vasoconstriction, arterial dilation, endothelial function, anatomical structure of the arteries
Blood volumeSalt uptake
Blood viscosityRed blood cell numbers