Journal article

Central infusion of the AT1 receptor antagonist losartan inhibits thirst but not sodium appetite in cattle.

JR Blair-West, DA Denton, MJ McKinley, RS Weisinger

Am J Physiol | Published : 1997


Experiments in cattle compared the effects of intracerebroventricular (i.c.v.) infusions of losartan and PD-123319 on water intake caused by water restriction, i.c.v. infusion of hypertonic NaCl, or i.c.v. infusion of angiotensin II (ANG II). The effects of these receptor antagonists on sodium intake caused by sodium depletion were also examined. Losartan infusion caused dose-dependent inhibition of the high water intake caused by the physiological stimulus of water restriction or by ANG II infusion but did not affect salt appetite. PD-123319 infused at equimolar or greater (in ANG II experiments) doses did not affect water intake or salt intake due to sodium depletion. The results of these ..

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