Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology

Blood pressure reducing effects of Phalaris canariensis in normotensive and spontaneously hypertensive rats

ABSTRACT EXCERPT: 

The birdseed Phalaris canariensis (Pc) is popularly used as an antihypertensive agent. AEPc reduced systolic blood pressure (SBP) in both adult groups; however, treatment interruption was followed by a gradual return of the SBP to baseline levels.

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Clévia Santos Passos, Lucimeire Nova Carvalho, Roberto Braz Pontes Jr., Ruy Ribeiro Campos, Olinda Ikuta, Mirian Aparecida Boim

Renal Division, Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), Rua Botucatu, 740, 04023-900, São Paulo, Brazil.Cardiovascular Division, Department of Physiology, Federal University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

Corresponding author: Mirian A. Boim (e-mail: ).

Published on the web 6 February 2012.

Received May 20,2011. Accepted October 312011.