Mild dehydration and atrial natriuretic peptide in young and elderly subjects.

@article{Tan1991MildDA,
  title={Mild dehydration and atrial natriuretic peptide in young and elderly subjects.},
  author={Adriaan C. I. T. L. Tan and Willibrord H L Hoefnagels and Anton A. M. Gerritsen and Robert W. Jansen and P. W. C. Kloppenborg and Th. J. Benraad},
  journal={Hormone and metabolic research = Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung = Hormones et metabolisme},
  year={1991},
  volume={23 9},
  pages={435-7}
}
The influence of mild dehydration on plasma levels of atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) was studied in both young (aged 18 to 25 years) and elderly (aged 72 to 86 years) subjects. We expected that dehydration would lower ANP concentrations due to the ensuing volume contraction. A different response of the ANP hormonal system in the elderly might help to explain the observation that elderly subjects are more predisposed to dehydration as compared to young subjects. Dehydration was induced by… CONTINUE READING