Renal response to infusion versus repeated bolus injections of atrial natriuretic factor in man

C. A. Gaillard*, H.A. Koomans, A.J. Rabelink, P. Boer, E. J. Dorhout Mees

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In 7 healthy humans consuming a 170 mmol sodium diet the effect of the mode of administration of atrial natriuretic factor (human ANF 99-126) on renal function has been investigated, using conventional clearance studies during maximal water diuresis. ANF was administered as four repeated bolus (0.4 μg/kg) injections and, after a 2-day interval, as a one-hour infusion (0.02 μg/kg/min) preceded by a 0.4 μg/kg bolus injection. In the two experiments ANF caused comparable elevations in glomerular filtration rate, free water clearance, and lithium excretion. No change in blood pressure or heart rate was observed in either study, and plasma renin activity and aldosterone fell by a similar extent. As expected, the time course of plasma ANF concentrations was markedly different during the two studies. It is concluded that with those doses of ANF the changes in renal haemodynamics and sodium handling were essentially similar after bolus injections and a constant infusion. © 1989 Springer-Verlag.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)195-197
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1989


  • Adult Atrial Natriuretic Factor Female Glomerular Filtration Rate Humans Infusions, Intravenous Injections, Intravenous Kidney Male Renal Circulation Renin Sodium


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