Nato Science Series A:

The Physiology of Thirst and Sodium Appetite

Authors: de Caro, G., Epstein, A.N., Massi, M.

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The behavioral neuroscience of thirst and sodium appetite are research ventures that have expanded dramatically in recent years. Work done in the mid-1950s and early 1960s made it clear that drinking behavior could be affected by direct manipulations of the brain, especially by brain damage and by pharmacological treat­ ments. Since that. time experimental approaches have diversified and the research enterprise has attracted the interest of a broad international community of scientists. Many aspects of both thirst and sodium appetite are being studied. The most prominent of these are: 1) phylogenetic and ontogenetic aspects of the phenomena of drink­ ing behavior, 2) the mechanisms of a variety of dipsogenic and antidipsogenic treatments, both drugs and hormones, 3) the biological controls of drinking and their interaction with the regulation of blood volume and blood pressure, 4) the peripheral signals of drinking including the role of the baro- and volume-receptors, 5) the receptor systems within the brain and the neuroanatomical circuitry for thirst and sodium appetite, and 6) the possible roles of brain sodium and of the hormones of sodium conservation ln the arousal of sodium appetite. This acceleration of basic research activity has given in­ sights into the clinical disorders of thirst and salt appetite and has produced pharmacological agents of potential therapeutic use.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Physiology of Thirst and Sodium Appetite
Series Title
Nato Science Series A:
Series Volume
105
Copyright
1986
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Plenum Press, New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4757-0366-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4757-0366-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-42265-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4757-0368-9
Edition Number
1
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