The renal excretory activity of atrial natriuretic factor is independent of renal prostaglandins in humans.


Since renal prostaglandins may contribute to natriuresis induced by endogenous atrial natriuretic factor (ANF), acute volume expansion (AVL), a known stimulus of ANF and prostaglandins, was induced in 8 healthy women in order to test whether the consequent sodium and water diuresis is altered by prostaglandin inhibition. AVL (i.v. infusion of a 2 liter 5… (More)


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