Hepatic contribution to satiation of salt appetite in rats.

We examined the influence of hepatic-portal vein infusion of NaCl and of hepatic vagotomy on 3% NaCl solution drinking by sodium-deficient rats. Combined dietary sodium restriction and administration of the natriuretic agent, furosemide (5 mg), produced a vigorous appetite for 3% NaCl solution that was attenuated by portal infusion of NaCl. Whereas… CONTINUE READING