The renin-angiotensin systems

Med Clin North Am. 1987 Sep;71(5):877-95. doi: 10.1016/s0025-7125(16)30814-8.


The renin-angiotensin systems are important regulators of cardiovascular homeostasis and participate in a variety of pathological conditions. Recent advances have not only clarified the functioning of the systemic renin cascade but have also indicated the importance of the generation of angiotensin in tissues.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Homeostasis
  • Humans
  • Hyperaldosteronism / diagnosis
  • Hyperaldosteronism / physiopathology*
  • Hyperaldosteronism / therapy
  • Hypertension, Renovascular / diagnosis
  • Hypertension, Renovascular / physiopathology*
  • Hypertension, Renovascular / therapy
  • Renin-Angiotensin System*