Effect of angiotensin II on plasma ACTH in patients with Addison's disease.

Abstract

Short-term angiotensin II (AII) infusions (3 ng/kg/min) were performed in 5 patients with Addison's disease in order to assess the effect of AII on ACTH secretion. Base line ACTH levels were elevated due to a 9-h time lag between hydrocortisone administration and onset of the study. In 2 separate infusion periods of 30-min duration, AII had no… (More)

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