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How does epinephrine affect blood pressure?

Summary Introduction

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The effect of epinephrine on blood pressure.

Introduction:

Hormones play a vital role in regulating the physiology and behavior of multicellular organisms. They are transported to different target systems in the body through the circulatory system. They are the special chemical messengers in the body, synthesized in the endocrine glands, and secreted by the respective glands.

Explanation

There are several glands that secrete hormones and help in regulating blood pressure and its flow. Epinephrine is commonly known as adrenaline, secreted via the medulla of the adrenal glands. It acts on the alpha (α) receptors causing vasoconstriction as well as on the beta (β) receptors causing vasodilation, but its affin...

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