Increased circulating vasopressin may account for ethanol-induced hypertension in rats.

@article{Resstel2008IncreasedCV,
  title={Increased circulating vasopressin may account for ethanol-induced hypertension in rats.},
  author={Leonardo L B M Resstel and Am{\'e}rica Augusto Scopinho and Andr{\'e}ia Lopes da Silva and Jos{\'e} Antunes-Rodrigues and Fernando Morgan de Aguiar Corr{\^e}a},
  journal={American journal of hypertension},
  year={2008},
  volume={21 8},
  pages={930-5}
}
BACKGROUND Long-term ethanol intake has been reported to evoke both hypertension and increase of systemic vasopressin levels in rats. METHODS In this work, we investigated the involvement of systemic vasopressin in the hypertension evoked in rats by long-term ethanol (20% vol/vol) intake for 2 weeks, by systemic treatment with the V1-vasopressin receptor antagonist dTyr(CH2)5(Me)AVP (50 microg/kg). Moreover, plasma arginine-vasopressin (AVP) content was quantified using an AVP… CONTINUE READING
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