Neuroendocrine control of body fluid metabolism.

  title={Neuroendocrine control of body fluid metabolism.},
  author={Jose Antunes-Rodrigues and Margaret de Castro and Lucila L K Elias and M. M. Valença and S M Mccann},
  journal={Physiological reviews},
  volume={84 1},
Mammals control the volume and osmolality of their body fluids from stimuli that arise from both the intracellular and extracellular fluid compartments. These stimuli are sensed by two kinds of receptors: osmoreceptor-Na+ receptors and volume or pressure receptors. This information is conveyed to specific areas of the central nervous system responsible for an integrated response, which depends on the integrity of the anteroventral region of the third ventricle, e.g., organum vasculosum of the… CONTINUE READING