On the Role of the Vagus in the Control of Aldosterone Secretion

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Science  07 Nov 1958:
Vol. 128, Issue 3332, pp. 1140-1141
DOI: 10.1126/science.128.3332.1140


Aldosterone in adrenal venous blood of dogs is increased by constriction and decreased by release of constriction of the inferior vena cava. Section of the cervical vagi did not affect the rise of aldosterone but prevented its fall. The receptors for stimuli to increases of aldosterone secretion may not be the same as those for stimuli to decreases.