An alpha-adrenotypic study of the isolated rabbit kidney at normo- and hypothermia.


Rabbit kidneys were isolated and perfused at 37degrees and 25degrees C with a balanced salt solution and the effects of an alpha agonist and antagonist were tested in several parameters. Perfusion pressure, resistance, perfusate and urine flow, creatinine and PAH clearance, and Na+ and K+ transport were among the parameters studied. At 25degrees C the… (More)