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Physiology Test Question
The body responds to dehydration (low blood volume, hypovolemia) and increases in plasma osmolality by (1) stimulating antidiuretic hormone (ADH) secretion, and (2) stimulating thirst. Hypothalamic osmoreceptors as well as peripheral stretch receptors contribute to the two functions noted above. Under normal physiological conditions, which of these two mechanisms plays the dominant role?
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Posted: Saturday, November 28, 2015