Atrial natriuretic hormone, the renin-aldosterone axis, and blood pressure-electrolyte homeostasis.

Abstract

The renin-angiotensin-aldosterone axis exerts major control over sodium and potassium balance and arterial blood pressure. These three functions are continuously regulated by changes in angiotensin II and aldosterone levels in response to wide variations in dietary intake of sodium and potassium. In addition, changes in intrarenal physical factors cause… (More)

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