Effects of sodium depletion and orthostasis on plasma and urinary vasopressin in normal subjects.

We investigated the effects of sodium depletion and orthostasis on the plasma concentration and urinary excretion of vasopressin (AVP) in eight normal female subjects. After 4 days on a sodium controlled diet (130 mEq/day), the subjects were placed on a low sodium diet (30 mEq/day) for 3 days and 120 mg of furosemide was administered orally on the first day… (More)