Renal and endocrine responses in humans to isotonic saline infusion during microgravity.

It was the purpose of this study to investigate how the endocrine and renal mechanisms of fluid volume control in humans (n = 4) adapt to microgravity by applying an intravenous isotonic saline infusion. The acute ground-based supine (Sup) and seated (Seat) positions were chosen as references. During microgravity, renal sodium excretion (UNaV) was doubled… (More)