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DIAGRAM: GASTROINTESTINAL: GI: ARTERY: Effects of Hypertension on the Vessel Wall - 5 of 14; A=Smooth Muscle Cell, B=Elastin, C=Fibronectin, D=Collagen, E=Proteoglycan -- In experimental models, hypertension causes an increase in connective tissue components, including collagen, elastin, proteoglycans, and fibronectins. The fibron