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What exactly happens to the adrenal medulla in dialysis patients?

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Dr. Eduardo Haddad
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Eduardo Haddad
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Dr. Andrew Doe
Radiology - Interventional

In brief: Not much

Usually: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/6281615.

In brief: Not much

Usually: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/6281615.
Dr. Andrew Doe
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