Effect of Cortisone and ACTH on Blood Pressure of Hypotensive, Potassium-Deficient Rats
Potassium deficiency, induced in a series of rats by dietary deprivation, was associated with a depressor response. The administration of cortisone and, to a lesser extent, of corticotropin (ACTH), promptly elevated their lowered blood pressures. The possible participation of the adrenal cortex in the depressor response to potassium deficiency is discussed.
- Received September 8, 1953.
- © 1954 American Heart Association, Inc.