Clarification of the site of action of chlorothiazide in the rat nephron

R. T. Kunau, D. R. Weller, H. L. Webb

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Abstract

To clarify the site of the saluretic effect of chlorothiazide, these micropuncture studies examined the effect of chlorothiazide on chloride transport in the nephron. The effect of chlorothiazide on chloride transport was studied because chlorothiazide's effectiveness as a saluretic is largely due to its ability to enhance sodium chloride excretion; if only changes in sodium transport are examined, it would be then difficult to determine if sodium as bicarbonate or as chloride is affected, since chlorothiazide can inhibit carbonic anhydrase.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)401-407
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Clinical Investigation
Volume56
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1975

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