Somatosensory regulation of renal function in the stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive rat.

1. Chloralose-urethane-anaesthetized Wistar rats and stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRSP) were prepared for measuring renal function. 2. Bilateral brachial nerve stimulation for 15 min, at 1.3 Hz (15 V, 0.2 ms), increased blood pressure from 119 +/- 2 to 151 +/- 6 mmHg (P < 0.01) in Wistar rats and from 181 +/- 6 to 203 +/- 6 mmHg (P < 0.05… CONTINUE READING