Renal responses of the recumbent nonhuman primate to total body water immersion. Academic Article uri icon


  • Experiments were performed to determine the extent to which thoracic translocation of blood and abdominal compression contribute to the diuresis and natriuresis during head-out water immersion in the anesthetized nonhuman primate. Neither a diuresis nor natriuresis occurred in animals immersed in the recumbent posture to a depth such that the abdomen was subjected to the same water pressure as during head-out upright immersion. It is concluded that the abdominal compression observed during upright immersion does not contribute per se to the renal responses and that the immersion-induced translocation of blood to the thorax may be the causal factor during this volume stimulus. 1979, SAGE Publications. All rights reserved.

published proceedings

  • Proc Soc Exp Biol Med

author list (cited authors)

  • Peterson, T. V., Gilmore, J. P., & Zucker, I. H.

citation count

  • 4

complete list of authors

  • Peterson, TV||Gilmore, JP||Zucker, IH

publication date

  • July 1979