Endocrinology: Blood-Pressure Hormone

Although medical science still cannot pinpoint a cause for the vast majority of cases of high blood pressure, researchers are gradually narrowing the area of uncertainty. More and more cases can be effectively treated because they have been traced to disease of the kidneys or their arteries. Last week in the A.M.A. Journal. the University of Michigan's Dr. Jerome W. Conn reported that one form of high blood pressure, generally considered to be rare, can now be cured by surgery. And it may, he suggests, be a more common form than most...

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