Cookies on this website

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Accept all cookies' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. If you click 'Reject all non-essential cookies' only necessary cookies providing core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility will be enabled. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

The role of AT1 and AT2 receptors in mediating the drinking response induced by angiotensin II in the rat was examined. Angiotensin II (0.1-1.0 mg/kg s.c.) caused a dose-dependent increase in drinking in water-replete rats. The angiotensin Il-induced drinking response was dose dependently blocked by the selective AT1 receptor antagonist DuP 753 (1-30 mg/kg s.c.). In contrast, the selective AT2 receptor antagonist WL 19 failed to block angiotensin II-induced drinking up to doses of 100 mg/kg s.c. and significantly enhanced the response at 3 and 100 mg/kg. These data suggest that drinking induced by angiotensin II is mediated by AT1 receptors and that AT2 receptor activation may inhibit the drinking response.


Journal article


Eur J Pharmacol

Publication Date





113 - 116


Angiotensin II, Angiotensin Receptor Antagonists, Animals, Biphenyl Compounds, Dose-Response Relationship, Drug, Drinking, Imidazoles, Injections, Subcutaneous, Losartan, Male, Pyridines, Rats, Rats, Inbred Strains, Tetrazoles