Renal Baroceptor Control of Renin Secretion

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Science  30 Aug 1963:
Vol. 141, Issue 3583, pp. 814-816
DOI: 10.1126/science.141.3583.814


Small reductions in renal perfusion pressure to levels still within a physiologic range, which did not reduce renal blood flow, caused the kidney to release renin. Renin appeared in much larger amounts in renal-vein blood than in renal lymph. Release of reruin appears to be mediated by a renal baroceptor rather than by ischemia.