Diuresis in the housefly (Musca domestica) and its control by neuropeptides.

  title={Diuresis in the housefly (Musca domestica) and its control by neuropeptides.},
  author={Geoffrey M. Coast},
  volume={22 2},
Diuresis was studied in vivo by measuring the loss of tritiated water. The basal rate of water loss (5 nl/min) represents respiratory and cuticular losses, whereas higher rates reflect urine output, which reaches 20 nl/min after injection of 1 microl distilled water. This response to hypervolemia involves release of a diuretic hormone(s) into the hemolymph. However, housefly diuretic peptides increased urine output to a maximum of only 7 nl/min, and higher rates may require fluid reabsorption… CONTINUE READING

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