Refractoriness to phosphaturic action of parathyroid hormone occurring independent of phosphate depletion in hyperparathyroid rats.

In an attempt to clarify the underlying mechanism(s) in the disappearance of phosphaturic response to bolus parathyroid hormone (PTH) in hyperparathyroid patients, the effects of bolus bovine PTH (10 USP U) were studied in conscious thyroparathyroidectomized (T . PTX) male Wistar rats that had been infused with a dose of PTH (2.5 U/hr, for 16 hours) so as… (More)