Ammonium chloride induced acidosis and aldosterone secretion in the goat.

Responses to 30-min intraduodenal infusion of NH4Cl (total amount 75 mmol) were studied in conscious goats. The infusion caused an immediate, transient rise in plasma aldosterone concentration (PA) from a mean of 78 to 221 pmo l-1. As expected, the NH4Cl administration also induced metabolic acidosis, initially subjected to partial respiratory compensation… (More)