Does the vasoconstrictor response to intrarenal angiotensin vary at different ages?

Updated: Jul 21, 2021
  • Author: Pradeep Arora, MD; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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However, the vasoconstrictor response to intrarenal angiotensin is identical in young and older human subjects. A blunted vasodilatory capacity with appropriate vasoconstrictor response may indicate that the aged kidney is in a state of vasodilatation to compensate for the underlying sclerotic damage.


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