Effect of adrenalectomy on medullary collecting-duct function in rats before and during blood volume expansion

Adrenalectomized rats, kept on tap water for 3 days and infused with the glucocorticoid dexamethasone during the experiment, were compared to similarly treated sham-operated rats. Using the microcatheterization technique, reabsorption of fluid, sodium and potassium in the medullary collecting duct was studied before and after infusion of donor blood (2.3… CONTINUE READING