Sodium excretion in relation to sodium intake and aldosterone excretion in newborn pre-term and full-term infants.


The importance of aldosterone for the control of salt balance has been examined in pre-term infants (gestational age 28--34 weeks) and in full-term infants. The post-natal age has varied from 2--21 days. Eight-hour urinary specimens have been analysed with regard to sodium, potassium and aldosterone. The daily sodium intake has been recorded following… (More)