The effect of a nitric oxide inhibitor (L-NAME) on peritoneal transport during dialysis in rats.

OBJECTIVE To assess the effect of an inhibitor of nitric oxide synthesis [N(G)-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME)] on peritoneal transport during peritoneal dialysis (PD) and peritonitis in rats. METHODS The authors studied peritoneal transport of small and large solutes, and net ultrafiltration (UF) in rats during PD with Dianeal 3.86 (Baxter, McGaw… (More)