The Phylogeny and Ontogeny of Thirst

  • D. A. Denton
  • M. J. McKinley
  • P. Osborne
  • Eva Tarjan
  • R. S. Weisinger
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 105)


This subject is so wide that in the context of a symposium, the selection of a few aspects only is practical — rather than an encompassing review. One strategy of approach to analysis of phylogenetic emergence is to identify major mechanisms in the higher mammalian species, and then, where feasible in the light of data available, to trace the mechanisms down the phylogenetic tree. In so doing, attention can be focussed on characteristics of the econiche inhabited by a particular species, and thus the survival advantages which might accrue as a result of specific mechanisms of thirst.


Hypertonic Saline Cellular Dehydration Sodium Appetite Osmotic Stimulus Anguilla Japonica 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. A. Denton
    • 1
  • M. J. McKinley
    • 1
  • P. Osborne
    • 1
  • Eva Tarjan
    • 1
  • R. S. Weisinger
    • 1
  1. 1.Howard Florey Institute of Experimental Physiology and MedicineUniversity of MelbourneParkvilleAustralia

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