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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 8  |  Page : 380-382

Hypertension in pregnancy: The endocrine and metabolic aspect

1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Air Force Hospital, Kanpur (U.P), India
2 Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Brig In-charge Training, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, India
3 Director and Commandant, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, India

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Navneet Magon
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Air Force Hospital, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2230-8210.86983

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Hypertension is the most common medical disorder complicating pregnancy. However, how pregnancy incites or aggravates hypertension remains unsolved despite decades of intensive research. Various endocrine and metabolic mechanisms have been postulated to contribute to the pathogenesis of hypertension in pregnancy. Understanding the endocrine aspect of the possible pathophysiological mechanism might open new vistas in prediction, prevention and management of this condition.

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