Journal article

EFFECTS OF SODIUM-INTAKE AND ALDOSTERONE ON THE RENAL PRESSURE-NATRIURESIS

SB HARRAP, SA CLARK, R FRASER, A TOWRIE, AJ BROWN, AF LEVER

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY | AMER PHYSIOLOGICAL SOC | Published : 1988

Abstract

To study the effects of dietary sodium and plasma aldosterone on pressure-natriuresis (PN) we examined six groups of adult, male Sprague-Dawley rats. Group 1 received normal-sodium diet, group 2 high-sodium diet, and group 3 low-sodium diet for 3 wk; group 4 was given low sodium for 3 wk then high sodium for 3 wk; groups 5 and 6 received high sodium for 3 wk but during the 3rd wk were also given aldosterone by subcutaneous infusion to mimic the plasma aldosterone seen in groups 1 and 3, respectively. After the diets, rats were killed, and urinary sodium excretion, glomerular filtration rate (GFR), and calculated tubular sodium reabsorption (FRNa) were measured during stepwise increases in pe..

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