Dipsogen

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Definition

A dipsogen is an agent that causes thirst. (From Greek: dypsa: thirst and the suffix -gen, to create.)


Physiology

Angiotensin II is thought to be a powerful dipsogen, and is one of the products of the renin-angiotensin pathway, a biological homeostatic mechanism for the regulation of electrolytes and water.

External References

'Fluid Physiology' by Kerry Brandis -from http://www.anaesthesiamcq.com


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