Potassium feeding reduces hyperactive central nervous system pressor responses in Dahl salt-sensitive rats.

  • A Goto, L Tobian, J Iwai
  • Published 1981 in Hypertension
Dahl showed that feeding KCl prevents the rise in blood pressure caused by a high NaCl diet in salt-sensitive Dahl "S" rats. Such S rats when normotensive on a low NaCl diet have a 2 to 3 times greater pressor response than Dahl "R" rats to intracerebroventricular hypertonic saline (600 mOsm/liter) or angiotensin II (AII) (500 ng). Does dietary KCl prevent… (More)