Long-term control of renal blood flow: what is the role of the renal nerves?

@article{Barrett2001LongtermCO,
  title={Long-term control of renal blood flow: what is the role of the renal nerves?},
  author={Carolyn J. Barrett and Michael A. Navakatikyan and Simon C. Malpas},
  journal={American journal of physiology. Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={280 5},
  pages={R1534-45}
}
We have developed a system for long-term continuous monitoring of cardiovascular parameters in rabbits living in their home cage to assess what role renal sympathetic nerve activity (RSNA) has in regulating renal blood flow (RBF) in daily life. Blood pressure, heart rate, locomotor activity, RSNA, and RBF were recorded continuously for 4 wk. Beginning 4-5 days after surgery a circadian rhythm, dependent on feeding time, was observed. When averaged over all days RBF to the innervated and… CONTINUE READING