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The role of a renal thirst factor in drinking induced by extracellular stimuli

By J. T. Fitzsimons


1. Rats in normal fluid balance drank water 1-2 hr after complete ligation of the inferior vena cava either above or below the renal veins. At the same time there was a fall in urine flow and excretion of electrolyte, especially after caval ligation above the renal veins, so that the animals ended the initial 6 hr period in positive fluid balance

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