Role of vasopressin in the ACTH response to isoprenaline.


The present study investigated whether or not the beta-sympathomimetic amine isoprenaline, given systemically to conscious rats, influences corticotrophin (ACTH) release and if so, what could be the role of vasopressin in this response. Isoprenaline (i.m.) elevated plasma ACTH-like immunoreactivity (ACTHi) in a time- and dose-dependent manner. The highest… (More)