Journal article

EFFECT OF ATRIAL-NATRIURETIC-PEPTIDE ON THIRST AND ARGININE VASOPRESSIN RELEASE IN HUMANS

LM BURRELL, HJ LAMBERT, PH BAYLIS

American Journal of Physiology | AMER PHYSIOLOGICAL SOC | Published : 1991

Abstract

We investigated the effect of human alpha-atrial natriuretic peptide (alpha-hANP) on osmotically stimulated arginine vasopressin (AVP) secretion and thirst appreciation. Seven normal male volunteers were studied on two occasions: synthetic alpha-hANP-(99-126) (2 pmol.kg-1.min-1) or control was infused intravenously for 30 min before and for the first 60 min of a 120-min hypertonic saline (855 mmol/l) infusion (0.06 ml.kg-1.min-1). Plasma ANP did not alter significantly during infusion of control and hypertonic saline (C+HS) but rose to steady-state concentrations of 17.4 +/- 3.2 pmol/l during infusion of ANP and hypertonic saline (ANP+HS). Plasma osmolality increased on both study days [ANP+..

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