Rodent models of preeclampsia insights into the diverse origins of the disease

In the last few years, a number of rodent models have been reported in which pregnant females develop the classic signs of pre-eclampsia including hypertension, proteinuria and renal glomerulo-sclerosis, and several others that show at least some of the associated features such as fetal growth restriction (Table 14.2). While each of the models is interesting in its own way, collectively they give us insights into what factors are and are not sufficient to initiate the pathogenesis of pre-eclampsia.

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Your heart pumps blood throughout your body using a network of tubing called arteries and capillaries which return the blood back to your heart via your veins. Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of your arteries as your heart beats.Learn more...

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