I visited Canberra towards the end of last year to watch one of my children run. In my (large) amount of free time, I visited the National Portrait Gallery, where I happened upon this portrait of Derek Denton, the Australian scientist who discovered the mechanism of thirst.
BT_PO 1.76 Describe the regulation of osmolality
The factors that regulate vasopressin secretion also regulate thirst TRUE/FALSE
Vasopressin is synthesised in the posterior pituitary TRUE/FALSE
Most of plasma’s osmolality is due to Na+ and its accompanying ions, CL- and HCO3- TRUE/FALSE
Hypovolaemia stimulates thirst via angiotensin II acting at sites outside the blood brain barrier TRUE/FALSE
Aldosterone is responsible for regulating plasma osmolality TRUE/FALSE