- is involved in the regulation of blood pressure in response to hemorrhage, but not in minute-to-minute regulation of normal blood pressure.
- Atrial receptors respond to a decrease in blood volume (or blood pressure) and cause the release of vasopressin from the posterior pituitary.
- Vasopressin has two effects that tend to increase blood pressure toward normal:
a. It is a potent vasoconstrictor that increases TPR by activating Vi receptors on the arterioles.
b. It increases water reabsorption by the renal distal tubule and collecting ducts by activating V2 receptors.
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