Magnesium supplementation as an adjuvant to synthetic calcium channel antagonists in the treatment of hypertension

Touyz, R.M. (1991) Magnesium supplementation as an adjuvant to synthetic calcium channel antagonists in the treatment of hypertension. Medical Hypotheses, 36(2), pp. 140-141. (doi: 10.1016/0306-9877(91)90256-X)

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Abstract

Magnesium (Mg<sup>2+</sup>) has antagonistic properties to calcium (Ca<sup>2+</sup>) and has been termed the physiologic Ca<sup>2+</sup> blocker. Synthetic Ca<sup>2+</sup> channel blockers are extensively used as anti-hypertensive agents. It is hypothesised that when administered in combination synthetic Ca<sup>2+</sup> channel blockers and Mg are synergistic in the treatment of hypertension.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Touyz, Professor Rhian
Authors: Touyz, R.M.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences
Journal Name:Medical Hypotheses
ISSN:0306-9877

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