Arterial Hypertension in Hemidecorticate Rats
Hemidecortication usually caused arterial hypertension in rats for one or two months. Sympathicolytic drugs caused a transient reduction in blood pressure. Release of subcortical centers from the modulating action of the cerebral cortex seems to be the best explanation.
- Received April 19, 1955.
- © 1955 American Heart Association, Inc.