The kidney in preeclampsia

Lafayette, Richard
March 2005
Kidney International;Mar2005, Vol. 67 Issue 3, p1194
Academic Journal
The article presents a discussion on the kidney preeclampsia. Preeclampsia has been defined as the onset of hypertension with proteinuria and edema. In women with underlying hypertension, preeclampsia generally is identified by elevation of prevailing blood pressure levels and the development of proteinuria. Preeclampsia is characterized by gestational hypertension, a phenomenon that has been attributed to an excess of vasoconstrictor over vasodilator influences in the systemic circulation. A parallel imbalance in the renal circulation would be expected to lower the glomerular perfusion rate.


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