Prevention and Reversal of Mercuric Chloride-Induced Increases in Renal Vascular Resistance by Captopril
By inducing ischaemia, changes in renal vascular resistance (RVR) may contribute substantially to the extent of nephrotoxic injury. The in vitro perfused rat kidney (IPRK) allows changes in RVR to be monitored precisely following nephrotoxin exposure. Mercuric chloride causes dose-dependent increases in RVR in filtering perfused rat kidneys (1) . We have examined the prevention and/or reversibility of these alterations in RVR by hydralazine, verapamil and captopril.
KeywordsPerfusion Pressure Mercuric Chloride Renal Vascular Resistance Sulphydryl Group Acute Rise
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