The effect of clofibrate on the water metabolism was studied in rats with pituitary stalk lesion. It was found that this drug made the oliguria interphase much more marked and more prolonged. In rats anaesthetized with alcohol, clofibrate pre-treatment led to an enhancement of the effect of ADH. The experiments permit the conclusion that the presence of endogenous ADH is necessary for clofibrate antidiuresis. Its effect is presumably exerted via the mobilization of the ADH, but it cannot be excluded that it also enhances the peripheral effect of ADH.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 1976|
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