Stevioside effect on renal function of normal and hypertensive rats.

  title={Stevioside effect on renal function of normal and hypertensive rats.},
  author={Muriel Salvat Melis},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  volume={36 3},
Physiological and pharmacological experiments have suggested that stevioside from the leaves of Stevia rebaudiana acts as a typical systemic vasodilator. The effect of stevioside on renal function in both normal and with experimental renal hypertension rats (GII) was evaluated using clearance techniques. Stevioside provoked hypotension, diuresis and natriuresis in both the normal and hypertensive rats. Normal rats presented an increase in renal plasma flow (RPF) and glomerular filtration rate… CONTINUE READING


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