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The effects of a 60-min intravenous infusion of angiotensin II (A II; 4 or 20 ng A II/min/kg body weight) on renal blood flow (RBF; electromagnetic flow transducer, control value 19-25 ml/min/kg), glomerular filtration rate (GFR; control value 4.2-5.0 ml/min/kg), mean arterial blood pressure, sodium excretion, water excretion, and plasma A II and plasma(More)
In 12 conscious dogs, we investigated whether the angiotensin II-receptor antagonist losartan increases renal sodium excretion and urine volume during controlled mechanical ventilation (CMV) with positive end-expiratory pressure. In four experimental protocols, the dogs were extracellular volume (ECV) expanded (electrolyte solution, 0.5 ml. kg-1. min-1 iv)(More)
UNLABELLED Weddell seals undergo lung collapse during dives below 50 m depth. In order to explore the physiological mechanisms contributing to restoring lung volume and gas exchange after surfacing, we studied ventilatory parameters in three Weddell seals between dives from an isolated ice hole on McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. METHODS Lung volumes and CO(2)(More)
A computerized system is described, combining automatic collection of urine in short intervals (minutes) over long periods (days) and recordings of body temperature, MABP, and heart rate in chronically instrumented conscious dogs. During the studies the dogs are housed in metabolic cages. Indwelling catheters and electrical wires are connected to a(More)
The diurnal time course of urinary flow rate (UV), urinary sodium (UNaV), and potassium (UKV) excretion, and of hormones such as atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) and aldosterone, was investigated during 5 days of continuous captopril infusion (15 micrograms.kg body weight-1.min-1) in 4 conscious dogs on a high sodium diet (14.5 mmol Na.kg body weight-1.24(More)
1. This study in conscious dogs examined the quantitative effects of a reduction in the renal arterial pressure on the renal homeostatic responses to an acute extracellular fluid volume expansion. 2. Seven female beagle dogs were chronically instrumented with two aortic catheters, one central venous catheter and a suprarenal aortic cuff, and were kept under(More)
Increased activity of the renin-angiotensin system may be involved in sodium and water retention during controlled mechanical ventilation (CMV) with positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP). We therefore evaluated renal, hemodynamic, and hormonal effects of an acute angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibition (ACEI) during PEEP and extracellular volume(More)