Hormonal Synergy as the Cause of Salt Appetite

  • Alan N. Epstein
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 105)


It is well known that angiotensin and aldosterone, together, permit the kidney to conserve body sodium1. Renin which generates angiotensin from its substrate is released by hyponatremia, angiotensin then releases aldosterone which acts on the kidney to promote tubular reabsorption of sodium.


Sodium Balance Sodium Depletion Sodium Deficiency Salt Appetite Sodium Appetite 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan N. Epstein
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  1. 1.Department of Biology and Institute of Neurological SciencesUniversity of PennsylaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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