"Normal" blood pressure in chimpanzees.

J. W. Eichberg, R. E. Shade

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    During routine physical examination under ketamine sedation, 140 blood pressure measurements from male and 170 from female chimpanzees were derived over a period of 3 yr. Statistical analysis revealed generally no differences between the sexes but significant increases of both systolic and diastolic blood pressure with increasing age. The data obtained may constitute a useful management tool with which to identify hypertensive chimpanzees and suggests that this animal species could be a model for hypertension research.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)317-321
    Number of pages5
    JournalJournal of medical primatology
    Issue number5
    StatePublished - 1987

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Animal Science and Zoology
    • veterinary(all)


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