Renal Responses of the Recumbent Nonhuman Primate to Total Body Water Immersion

Thomas V. Peterson, Joseph P. Gilmore, Irving H. Zucker

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Experiments were performed to determine the extent to which thoracic translocation of blood and abdominal compression contribute to the diuresis and natriuresis during head-out water immersion in the anesthetized nonhuman primate. Neither a diuresis nor natriuresis occurred in animals immersed in the recumbent posture to a depth such that the abdomen was subjected to the same water pressure as during head-out upright immersion. It is concluded that the abdominal compression observed during upright immersion does not contribute per se to the renal responses and that the immersion-induced translocation of blood to the thorax may be the causal factor during this volume stimulus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)260-265
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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