Effect of diuretic and antidiuretic agents on lithium clearance as a marker for proximal delivery.

Abstract

Diuretic drugs have marked effects on lithium clearance. The magnitude and mechanism of the effect depend not only on the site of action of the diuretic but also on the sodium intake of the subject as well. In sodium restricted rats all diuretics except the thiazides increase FeLi and abolish distal lithium uptake. The increase in FeLi produced by proximal… (More)

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