Splanchnic control of vasopressin secretion in conscious rats.

Saline solutions (NaCl, 2 ml, pH 7.4, 10-598 mosmol/kgH2O) were infused over 4 min in conscious rats, via tail artery catheter or intragastric tube. Intragastric infusions of hyper- and hypotonic solutions caused, within 14.4 +/- 2.2 min, a maximal increase and decrease, respectively, of plasma vasopressin (AVP) relative to time controls (r = 0.97; P less… CONTINUE READING