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Kidney and Regulation of Water and Inorganic Ions

Please identify two factors that stimulate thirst and explain their biologies.

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Factors stimulating thirst are as follows :
1. Increase of osmolarity : Increased extracellular fluid osmolarity causes intracellular dehydration in thirst centers, thereby stimulating the sensation of the thirst. In response to intake of ...

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Factors stimulating thirst are increase of osmolarity, decrease in blood volume / blood pressure, increase in Angiostenin II and dryness of mouth.