The effect of aging on glomerular hemodynamics in the rat.

Glomerular hemodynamics were measured in male Sprague-Dawley rats, aged 4 to 5 months (young) or 20 to 22 months (old). Body weight (BW) and left kidney weights (KW) were higher in old rats than young (BW: 507 +/- 12 g v 342 +/- 11 g, P less than 0.001; KW: 2.0 +/- 0.1 g v 1.3 +/- 0.1 g, P less than 0.001). Arterial blood pressure (AP) was slightly higher… CONTINUE READING