Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Primary Hypertension AR2 Blockers

Angiotensin receptor blockers (AR2 blockers) block the action of a hormone, called angiotensin II, which constricts blood vessels and stimulates the body to retain fluid. These medications reduce the blood pressure by dilating the blood vessels and reducing fluid in the bloodstream.

Angiotensin receptor blockers for hypertension:

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Last Updated: Dec 16, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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