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A non-invasive test for receptor binding applied to nephrogenic diabetes insipidus.
  1. K. E. Britton,
  2. R. S. Tedder,
  3. A. M. Khokhar,
  4. N. J. Brown,
  5. A. Davison,
  6. J. D. Slater


    Studies in animals have determined the importance of specific receptors to the action of many hormones and drugs. In man, a non-invasive external counting technique has been used and absence of receptor function has been demonstrated in a patient with nephrogenic diabetes insipidus using radioactively labelled arginine vasopressin. This is in contrast to the findings in a patient with pituitary diabetes insipidus and a normal control. These results suggest a model for the study of hormone and drug kinetics in man avoiding multiple samplings of biological fluids.

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