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The effect of various hormones on the renal excretory pattern of the domestic duck (Anas platyrhyhnchos) Adams, Barrie Malcolm


The effects of corticosterone, cortisol, aldosterone, oxytocin and vasopressin on the renal excretory pattern of the water-loaded domestic duck (Anas platyrhynchos) were examined. When compared with the results obtained from mammalian studies, the excretory pattern differed little with respect to water and sodium. The domestic duck showed high levels of potassium excretion. It is suggested that the function of the potassium secretory mechanism in the distal tubule may be predominant in this species.

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