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what exactly happens to the adrenal medulla in dialysis patients?

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Dr. Eduardo Haddad
Nephrology and Dialysis 46 years experience
Nothing: The adrenal medulla produces cathecolamines which are stress hormones stimulated by the automated nervous system under control of the hypothalamus which is the unconscious part of the brain. During dialysis if your blood pressure falls receptors in your circulation will signal the adrenal medulla to secrete these hormones which cause the heart to speed up and arteries to constrict.
Dr. Andrew Doe
Interventional Radiology 20 years experience

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What will happen to the adrenal medulla in dialysis patients?

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Dr. Alok Agrawal
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Nothing: Nothing should happen to adrenal medulla.

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