Journal article

Volume influences on thirst and vasopressin secretion in dehydrated sheep.

RG Park, M Congiu, DA Denton, MJ McKinley

American Journal of Physiology | Published : 1986


The contribution of extracellular fluid volume (ECFV) to water consumption and plasma vasopressin concentration (PAVP) after water deprivation for 52 h was examined in sheep. Intravenous infusion of isotonic NaCl, equivalent to either estimated ECFV loss or total body water loss, significantly reduced water intake by 37% when water was offered 3 h after infusion but not when water was offered 1 h after infusion. Plasma osmolality (POsm) was reduced after 3 h. Infusion of 200 mM NaCl, which maintained POsm, decreased water consumption by the same degree as isotonic NaCl infusion. Thus large decreases in POsm had no effect on water intake in this experimental protocol. Lack of inhibition of dr..

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