Serum Cholinesterase Activity and Arterial Blood Pressure
Conflicting data have appeared in the literature regarding serum cholinesterase and blood pressure. The studies reported here were undertaken to establish or refute the existence of a direct relationship between these two factors. Two types of studies were performed. First, serum cholinesterase activity was measured in 63 unselected hypertensive patients. Second, a selected group of seven hypertensive patients and three healthy subjects was studied with a variety of drugs known to influence either blood pressure or serum cholinesterase. Results indicate that no direct relationship exists between blood pressure and serum cholinesterase and that fluctuations in these two factors occur independently of each other.
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