A central Na+ receptor and its influence on osmotic and angiotensin II induced drinking in the pigeon Columbia livia.

Abstract

Drinking in response to peripheral osmotic stimuli has been shown to be initiated via an osmoreceptor mechanism. Andersson and his colleagues, from work in the goat, have challenged this hypothesis. They have found that the CSF concentration of Na is the most important factor and that an increase causes thirst, ADH release, and a decrease in Na sodium… (More)

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