FIGURE 6.1. Increasing renal pelvic pressure stretches renal pelvic wall tissue and activates renal mechanosensory nerves.

FIGURE 6.1

Increasing renal pelvic pressure stretches renal pelvic wall tissue and activates renal mechanosensory nerves. The resultant increases in afferent renal nerve activity decrease efferent renal sympathetic nerve activity which in turn increases urinary sodium excretion, i.e., an inhibitory renorenal reflex response.

From: Chapter 6, Introduction

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Neural Control of Renal Function.
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