Sensitivity to Dipsogenic Peptides of Pigeons Bearing Lesions Directed to the Subfornical Organ (SFO)

  • M. Massi
  • G. de Caro
  • A. N. Epstein
  • L. Mazzarella
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The tachykinins eledoisin and physalaemin, as well as the bombesin peptides litorin, ranatensin and bombesin itself, exert in the pigeon a powerful dipsogenic effect which is similar, as far as drinking behaviour, time course and dose-response relationship are concerned, to that evoked by angiotensin II (Ang II)1–5.


Water Intake Drinking Behaviour Lesion Animal Subfornical Organ Drinking Response 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Massi
    • 1
  • G. de Caro
    • 1
  • A. N. Epstein
    • 1
    • 2
  • L. Mazzarella
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Inst. of PharmacologyUniv. of CamerinoCamerinoItaly
  2. 2.J. Leidy Lab.Univ. of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  3. 3.Inst. of PathologyEM Center, Univ. of BariBariItaly

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