Enhancement of serum renin activity by exercise in the rat

Arthur S. Leon, William A. Pettinger, Mary Ann Saviano

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A progressive rise in serum renin activity occurred in female rats with one to four hours of swimming. Tire exercise-induced increase in serum renin activity was not attenuated by exercise training. It was, however, blocked by propranolol suggesting that beta-adrenergic mechanisms are involved in increased renin release induced by exercise stress. The possibility that activation of the renin-angiotensin system contributes to hemodynamic alterations during exercise should be considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)40-43
Number of pages4
JournalMedicine and science in sports
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1973


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