A timely symposium entitled Body-Fluid Homeostasis: Transduction and Integration was held at Araraquara, Sao Paulo, Brazil in 2011. This meeting was convened as an official satellite of a joint gathering of the International Society for Autonomic Neuroscience (ISAN) and the American Autonomic Society (AAS) held in Buzios, Rio de Janeiro. Broad inte
The Human Penchant for Deranged Salt Balance. Circumventricular Organs: Integrators of Circulating Signals Controlling Hydration, Energy Balance, and Immune Function. Neuroendocrinology of Hydromineral Homeostasis. Preoptic-Periventricular Integrative Mechanisms Involved in Behavior, Fluid-Electrolyte Balance, and Pressor Responses. Diverse Roles of Angiotensin Receptor Intracellular Signaling Pathways in the Control of Water and Salt Intake. Separating Thirst from Hunger. Interdependent Preoptic Osmoregulatory and Thermoregulatory Mechanisms Influencing Body Fluid Balance and Heat Defense. Catecholaminergic Medullary Pathways and Cardiovascular Responses to Expanded Circulating Volume and Increased Osmolarity. Neurochemical Circuits Subserving Fluid Balance and Baroreflex: A Role for Serotonin, Oxytocin, and Gonadal Steroids. Brain Serotonergic Receptors and Control of Fluid Intake and Cardiovascular Function in Rats. Serotonergic Autoinhibition within Dorsal Raphe Nucleus Modulates Sodium Appetite. A Classic Innate Behavior, Sodium Appetite, Is Driven by Hypothalamic Gene-Regulatory Programs Previously Linked to Addiction and Reward. Development of Local RAS in Cardiovascular/Body Fluid Regulatory Systems and Hypertension in Fetal Origins. Sodium Appetite Sensitization. Homeostasis and Body Fluid Regulation: An End Note. Index.