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Thirst pp 422-442 | Cite as

Effects of Environmental Stresses and Privations on Thirst

  • M. J. Fregly
  • N. E. Rowland
Part of the ILSI Human Nutrition Reviews book series (ILSI HUMAN)

Abstract

The adverse environment that is most closely associated with thirst in the minds of most laymen as well as scientists is a hot, dry environment, e.g. the desert. Descriptions of the tortures of thirst in such an environment when water is not available can be found in many novels and other publications. Although less well known, other adverse environments can also affect thirst and drinking, e.g. cold and hypoxia. An objective of this review is to attempt a comparison among these three environments with respect to their effects on fluid exchange and drinking in experimental animals. Where possible, the mechanisms contributing to the changes observed will be discussed.

Keywords

Water Intake Plasma Renin Activity Water Deprivation Plasma Osmolality Serum Osmolality 
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