ARCHIVETHEORETICAL ASPECTS OF CLINICAL MEDICINE
International Medical Journal, Vol. 9., Iss. 1, 2003, P. 130−134.
MODERN IDEAS ABOUT THE STRUCTURE, FUNCTION AND BIOLOGICAL ROLE OF VASCULAR ENDOTHELIUM
National University of Pharmacy, Kharkiv, Ukraine
Modern ideas about the structure and functions of vascular endothelium are described. The cardiovascular studies in the recent decade are shown to form the knowledge of molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis of inflammatory reactions, atherosclerosis, hypertension, cardiac and renal insufficiency and appearing the idea of a new clinical form, i.e. endothelial dysfunction, which unites a wide range of cardiovascular disturbances.