Evidence for Na-retaining humoral agents and vasoconstrictor humoral agents in hypertension-prone Dahl 'S' rats. Prevention of NaCl-induced hypertension in Dahl 'S' rats with thiazide.

Abstract

Dahl 'S' rats become hypertensive when fed a high NaCl diet but remain normotensive on a low NaCl diet. Dahl 'R' rats are normotensive on either diet. For a given perfusion pressure, isolated 'S' kidneys excrete 50% less Na than 'R' kidneys. Therefore, we searched for a Na-retaining hormone in 'S' rats. Kidneys were isolated without ischemia from normal… (More)

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