Journal article

Role of sodium concentration of the cerebrospinal fluid in the salt appetite of sheep.

RS Weisinger, P Considine, DA Denton, L Leksell, MJ McKinley, DR Mouw, AF Muller, E Tarjan

American Journal of Physiology | Published : 1982

Abstract

The role of sodium concentration of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF[Na]) in the initiation and/or satiation of Na appetite of Na-deplete or Na-replete sheep was investigated. Slow infusion (1 ml/h) into a lateral brain ventricle of an artificial sheep CSF solution was begun 0-60 min prior to and continued until the end of the Na access period (30-120 min). In Na-deficient sheep, increasing CSF[Na] caused a decrease in Na intake. In both Na-deficient and Na-replete sheep, decreasing CSF[Na] caused an increase in Na intake. The appetite was observed within 25 min of beginning infusion, which represents the most rapid induction of Na appetite yet observed. In Na-replete sheep, the appetite induced..

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