Journal article

Angiotensin and Na appetite of sheep.

RS Weisinger, DA Denton, MJ McKinley, AF Muller, E Tarjan

Am J Physiol | Published : 1986

Abstract

The effect of both intravenous (iv; 24 micrograms/h) and intracerebroventricular (ivt; 3.8 micrograms/h) infusion over 1-2 days of angiotensin II (ANG II) on Na intake of both Na-replete and -deplete sheep (i.e., 22 h loss of parotid saliva) was observed. In Na-replete sheep with continuous access to water and 2-h daily access to 0.5 M NaCl solution, both iv and ivt ANG II caused an increase in Na intake. The increase in Na intake caused by iv or ivt ANG II was preceded by a Na deficit due to increased urinary Na excretion. The increase in Na intake was eliminated by the continuous return of urine. In Na-deplete sheep with continuous access to water and 2-h daily access to 0.6 M NaHCO3 solut..

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