Modulation of erythropoietin formation by changes in blood volume in conscious dogs.

1. A possible influence of the filling of the circulatory system on the plasma concentration of erythropoietin, which is the major regulator of erythrocyte formation, was investigated in conscious dogs. 2. Over an experimental period of 5 h, the animals were subjected to either haemorrhage (hypovolaemia), blood volume expansion (hypervolaemia), or exchange… (More)