Journal article

Effects of the vasopressin V-1 agonist [PHE2,ILE3,ORN8] vasopressin on regional kidney perfusion and renal excretory function in anesthetized rabbits

RG Evans, G Bergstrom, AJ Lawrence

JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR PHARMACOLOGY | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 1998

Abstract

To test whether renal V1-receptors selectively influence blood flow in the renal medulla, we compared the effects of infusion of [Phe2,Ile3,Orn8]vasopressin (3-30 ng/kg/min) by the intravenous, renal arterial, and renal medullary interstitial routes in anesthetized rabbits. Intravenous [Phe2,Ile3,Orn8]vasopressin (30 ng/kg/min) reduced renal medullary perfusion (MBF) by 36 +/- 5% but did not significantly affect cortical perfusion (CBF). MBF was also reduced with the renal arterial (35 +/- 5%) and renal medullary interstitial (40 +/- 7%) routes but, in contrast to the intravenous infusion, CBF was also reduced, by 21 +/- 3% and 15 +/- 3%, respectively. Urine flow and sodium excretion were in..

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