Vasopressin in cerebrospinal fluid and plasma of man, dog, and rat.


Arginine-8-vasopressin (AVP) levels were measured by a sensitive and specific radioimmunoassay (RIA) in plasma and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of three species man, dog, and rat (Wistar and the Brattleboro strain). Basal plasma values were 1.7 pg/ml in Wistar rat, and 2.4 pg/ml in dog. Pentobarbitone, used as anesthetic during collection of CSF from dog and… (More)


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