Effect of Adrenalectomy upon the Pressor Action of Potassium in Hypotensive, Potassium-Deficient Rats
The administration of potassium to hypotensive, potassium-deficient rats results in a prompt restoration of their lowered blood pressure to normotensive levels. Similar repletion of the potassium deficit in adrenalectomized rats is only partially effective in restoring the blood pressure to normotensive levels. The spontaneous retention of potassium which occurs in potassium-deficient rats following adrenalectomy fails to restore lowered blood pressures to normotensive values.
- Received June 7, 1954.
- © 1954 American Heart Association, Inc.