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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 2 Main factors influencing those parameters that regulate blood pressure
FactorsInfluenced parameter
Dietary factors
Salt intake-sodium, potassium
Calcium, magnesiumBlood flow and volume
Vegetarian diet, alcohol
Bio-humoral and hormonal factors
VasopressinArterial wall
VasodilatorsBlood flow and volume
VasoconstrictorsArterial resistance
Neural factors
Central nervous system
Sympathetic systemSympathetic stimulation
Catecholamine release
Genetic and metabolic factorsGlucose and lipid metabolism
Genetic code
LifestylePreventive measures