Peptides and the Central Regulation of Blood Pressure

McAuley, Moira A (1990) Peptides and the Central Regulation of Blood Pressure. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

It is now recognised that a vast number of peptides are present in the central nervous system and that like classical transmitters some of these peptides may participate in the central regulation of the cardiovascular system. These neuropeptides may be colocalised In neurones with other transmitters, such as catecholamines, in brain areas which include the important cardiovascular regulatory region, the medulla oblongata. The peptides reputedly act either independently or they undertake a neuromodulatory role where they may interact with the function of the costored transmitters. Delineation of the cardiovascular actions and possible interactions of peptides found in regions of cardiovascular significance may assist in the understanding of the labyrinthe mechanisms involved in centrally-mediated haemodynamics.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Medicine
Date of Award: 1990
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1990-76932
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2020 09:27
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2020 09:27
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/76932

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