Effect of sodium depletion on pressor responsiveness in ACTH-induced hypertension in man.


1. Pressor responsiveness to angiotensin II (AII) and phenylephrine (PHE) was measured before and after 5 days of ACTH (1 mg i.m. daily) in six normal men maintained on low sodium diet (15 mmol daily). 2. ACTH caused a significant increase in systolic blood pressure of 9 mmHg. 3. There was no change in pressor responsiveness to AII with ACTH. 4. ACTH… (More)


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