Sympatho-renal interactions

A. Zanchetti, A. Stella

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The renal nerves appear to be involved in the control of cardiovascular homeostatis and volume balance both in physiological and in phatological conditions such as experimental hypertension. Anatomical and electophysiological evidence suggests that the kidney has a diffuse sensory innervation connected with areas in the brain and spinal cord that are known to regulate cardiovascular functions by both neural and humoral mechanisms. The demonstration of the existence of neural reno-renal reflexes controlling several renal functions indicates that a functional balance between the two kidneys exists and may play an important role in the moment-to-moment control of kydney functions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)477-485
Number of pages9
JournalItalian Journal of Neurological Sciences
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1987


  • Sympatho-renal interactions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology


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