Journal article

Brain angiotensinergic pathways mediate renal nerve inhibition by central hypertonic NaCl in conscious sheep.

CN May, RM McAllen

Am J Physiol | Published : 1997


The renal sympathetic responses to infusion of hypertonic solutions into the lateral cerebral ventricles were investigated in conscious sheep. Intracerebroventricular infusion of artificial cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) containing 0.6 M NaCl, at 1 ml/h for 20 min, reduced renal sympathetic nerve activity (RSNA) by 81 +/- 5% (n = 6, P < 0.001). Plasma renin concentration also fell (P < 0.05), whereas arterial pressure increased by 6.4 +/- 0.7 mmHg (P < 0.01). Intracerebroventricular hypertonic sorbitol (0.9 M in CSF at 1 ml/h) had no effect. The AT1 receptor antagonist losartan (1 mg/h) abolished the plasma renin and arterial pressure responses to intracerebroventricular hypertonic saline and sig..

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