Sensory denervation of the kidney attenuates renovascular hypertension in the rat.

To determine the role of the renal afferent nerves in the pathogenesis of one-kidney, one-clip renovascular hypertension, the renal afferent nerves were selectively lesioned by dorsal rhizotomy, a procedure that eliminates renal sensory input to the spinal cord but does not directly damage the sympathomotor innervation of the kidney. One week after… CONTINUE READING