Journal article

Central losartan blocks natriuretic, vasopressin, and pressor responses to central hypertonic NaCl in sheep.

ML Mathai, MD Evered, MJ McKinley

Am J Physiol | Published : 1998


This study investigated the effect of intracerebroventricular administration of the angiotensin AT1 receptor antagonist losartan on the natriuresis, pressor effect, and arginine vasopressin (AVP) secretion caused by intracerebroventricular infusion of either ANG II, hypertonic saline, or carbachol. Losartan (1 mg/h) or artificial cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) was infused into the lateral ventricle before, during, and after infusions of either ANG II at 10 microg/h for 1 h, 0.75 mol/l NaCl at 50 microl/min for 20 min, or carbachol at 1.66 microg/min for 15 min. Intracerebroventricular infusions of ANG II, 0.75 mol/l NaCl, or carbachol caused increases in renal Na+ and K+ excretion, arterial press..

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