Angiotensin, thirst, and sodium appetite: retrospect and prospect.

@article{Fitzsimons1978AngiotensinTA,
  title={Angiotensin, thirst, and sodium appetite: retrospect and prospect.},
  author={James Fitzsimons},
  journal={Federation proceedings},
  year={1978},
  volume={37 13},
  pages={2669-75}
}
The fact that drinking in response to some hypovolemic stimuli was attenuated by nephrectomy but not by ureteric ligation led to the suggestion that the renal renin-angiotensin system may play a role in hypovolemic thirst. The isolation of a thirst factor from the kidney and the demonstration that this substance was renin supported the hypothesis… CONTINUE READING