*Department of Zoology, University of Liverpool
The effect of dehydration on salt and water balance in gulls (Larus argentatus and L. fuscus).
Article first published online: 20 AUG 2009
Journal of Zoology
Volume 168, Issue 1, pages 127–137, September 1972
How to Cite
Ensor, D. M. and Phillips, J. G. (1972), The effect of dehydration on salt and water balance in gulls (Larus argentatus and L. fuscus). Journal of Zoology, 168: 127–137. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-7998.1972.tb01343.x
- Issue published online: 20 AUG 2009
- Article first published online: 20 AUG 2009
- Accepted 11 April 1972
The effects of a variety of dehydratory stresses, hypersalinity, heat and water deprivation on renal and extrarenal handling of a standard salt load have been studied. Concommitant measurements of plasma and tissue electrolytes and of pituitary prolactin levels have also been made and the possible correlation between prolactin levels and the degree of dehydration are discussed along with the possible ecological significance of the reported findings.