Intake of food automatically provides some intake of water (Table 2, p. 3). In addition all animals drink additional water separately from the intake of food. In man and dogs (see Chapter 21) about half the normal intake of water is eaten with the food, about half is separately drunk. The mechanisms which determine drinking are different from those which determine the intake of food. The purpose of this chapter is to describe acute experiments, particularly on dogs, which show specific mechanisms causing drinking; these are mechanisms which can be presumed to determine the water intake under normal living conditions.
KeywordsAntidiuretic Hormone Osmotic Pressure Water Load Stomach Tube Daily Meal
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