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Renal interstitial hydrostatic pressure and pressure natriuresis in pregnant rats.
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PMID:  10919856     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that a decrease in renal interstitial hydrostatic pressure (RIHP) accounts for the blunted pressure natriuresis during pregnancy. RIHP was measured in nonpregnant (NP; n = 9), midterm pregnant (MP; 12-14 days after conception; n = 10), and late-term pregnant (LP; 18-21 days after conception; n = 12) female Sprague-Dawley rats at two renal perfusion pressure (RPP) levels (99 and 120 mmHg). At the lower RPP level, RIHP was 5.9 +/- 0.3 mmHg for NP, 3.4 +/- 0.4 mmHg for MP (P < 0.05 vs. NP), and 2.9 +/- 0.1 mmHg for LP (P < 0.05 vs. NP) rats. The increase in RPP from 99 to 120 mmHg resulted in pressure natriuretic and diuretic responses in all groups; however, the increases in fractional excretion of sodium (DeltaFE(Na)), urine flow rate (DeltaV), and DeltaRIHP were significantly greater (P < 0. 05) in NP compared with both MP and LP rats. DeltaFE(Na), DeltaV, and DeltaRIHP were 2.06 +/- 0.28%, 81.44 +/- 14.10 microl/min, and 3. 0 +/- 0.5 mmHg for NP; 0.67 +/- 0.13%, 28.03 +/- 5.28 microl/min, and 0.5 +/- 0.2 mmHg for MP; and 0.48 +/- 0.12%, 18.14 +/- 4.70 microl/min, and 0.4 +/- 0.1 mmHg for LP rats. In conclusion, RIHP is significantly lower in pregnant compared with nonpregnant rats at similar RPP levels. Also, the ability of pregnant rats to increase RIHP in response to an increase in RPP is blunted. These changes in RIHP may play an important role in the blunted pressure natriuresis and contribute to the conservation of sodium and water that is critical for fetal growth and development during normal pregnancy.
A A Khraibi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of physiology. Renal physiology     Volume:  279     ISSN:  1931-857X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Physiol. Renal Physiol.     Publication Date:  2000 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-09-12     Completed Date:  2000-09-12     Revised Date:  2011-04-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100901990     Medline TA:  Am J Physiol Renal Physiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  F353-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Illinois at Chicago, 60612-7313, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure / physiology*
Extracellular Space / physiology*
Hydrostatic Pressure*
Kidney / physiology*
Natriuresis / physiology*
Pregnancy, Animal / physiology*
Rats, Sprague-Dawley
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Renal Circulation / physiology
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