Effect of peritubular hypertonicity on water and urea transport of inner medullary collecting duct.

The effect of bath fluid hypertonicity on hydraulic conductivity (Lp) and [14C]urea permeability (Pu) of the distal inner medullary collecting duct (IMCD) was studied in the absence and in the presence of vasopressin (VP) using the in vitro microperfusion technique of rat IMCD. In the first three groups of IMCD, we observed that in the absence of VP the Lp… CONTINUE READING