Cerebral Na Sensors and Na Appetite of Sheep
Previous research4 has shown that the Na intake of sheep can be altered by lateral ventricular (IVT) infusions which alter the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) Na concentration. For example, infusion of 0.7 M mannitol-CSF decreased CSF [Na] by 15–20 mM and increased the Na intake of both Na-deplete and Na-replete sheep. IVT infusion of 0.5 M NaCl-CSF increased the CSF [Na] by 15–20 mM and decreased Na intake of Na-deplete sheep.
KeywordsAccess Period Increase Water Intake Salt Appetite Contralateral Carotid Artery Lateral Brain Ventricle
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