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Mr. Gregory comes to the doctor with high blood pressure

Mr. Gregory comes to the doctor with high blood pressure. Tests show that he also has elevated levels of renin in his blood and atherosclerotic plaques that have nearly blocked blood flow through his renal arteries. Mr. Gregory is puzzled. Explain to him how decreased blood flow in his renal arteries could cause renin secretion to increase. Map the pathways through which elevated renin causes high blood pressure for Mr. Gregory.

80) How does decreased blood pressure affect the following: granular cells, glomerulus, cardiovascular control center, hypothalamus? Indicate if decreased blood pressure directly affects the organ or tissue above or acts through a reflex pathway. If it acts through a reflex pathway, name the reflex.

81) Gossip, an undergraduate, has normal PCO2 levels, high H+ levels, low pH and bicarbonate levels. What type of disturbance is Gossip suffering from and what might cause this? If his PCO2 were elevated, would your answer change? Explain.

 

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