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      Hormones and Water Movement Through the Vertebrate Intestine

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          A review of the current state of knowledge and speculation on fluid absorption by the gastro-intestinal tract of vertebrates and more specifically the role of hormones in fluid movement has been made. The effect of hormones on water transport, active sodium transport and the electrical characteristics of poikilotherm vertebrate, bird and mammal intestine, both in vivo and in vitro are considered. Special reference is made to the effect of aldosterone on the absorption of fluid. Data indicate that while aldosterone has an effect on other tissues such as amphibian bladder, it appears to have only a slight effect on the jejunum and only on that component of the transport phenomena associated with the transfer of sodium.

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          Horm Res Paediatr
          Hormone Research in Paediatrics
          S. Karger AG
          21 November 2008
          : 3
          : 1
          : 42-64
          Department of Biological Sciences, The University of Aston in Birmingham, Gosta Green, Birmingham
          178257 Hormones 1972;3:42–64
          © 1972 S. Karger AG, Basel

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