A critical role for central vasopressin in regulation of fever during bacterial infection.

Previous investigations on the antipyretic properties of arginine vasopressin have used bacterial endotoxins or pyrogens to induce fever. Because these experimental models of fever fail to mimic all aspects of the responses to infection, we felt it was important to examine the role of endogenously released vasopressin as a neuromodulator in febrile… CONTINUE READING