Diuretic and antidiuretic effects of mesotocin as compared with the antidiuretic effect of arginine vasotocin in the hen.

@article{Takahashi1995DiureticAA,
  title={Diuretic and antidiuretic effects of mesotocin as compared with the antidiuretic effect of arginine vasotocin in the hen.},
  author={Toru Takahashi and Mitsuo Kawashima and Tadashi Yasuoka and M Kamiyoshi and Katsuya Tanaka},
  journal={Poultry science},
  year={1995},
  volume={74 5},
  pages={890-2}
}
Mesotocin and arginine vasotocin were injected intravenously once at various dosage levels (.0025 to 25 micrograms/kg body weight) immediately after an intravenous injection of 15 mL/kg body weight saline solution into hens in which an artificial anus had been surgically created, and the volume of urine excreted during a 5-h period, following the injection, was measured. Arginine vasotocin caused a monophasic, dose-dependent decrease in urine volume. By contrast, mesotocin was biphasic: at .025… CONTINUE READING