Partial uncoupling of salt gland blood flow and secretion in the Pekin duck (Anas platyrhynchos).

1. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between the blood flow through and the secretion by the salt glands of conscious, salt-water-adapted Pekin ducks. 2. Intravenous loading with hypertonic saline induced a steady-state secretion from the salt glands with a concomitant increase in whole-organ blood flow. The distribution of elevated… CONTINUE READING