Principles of Renal Physiology

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Springer Science & Business Media, Jun 22, 2012 - Medical - 204 pages

A good knowledge of renal physiology is essential to the understanding of many disease states. The purpose of the book is to set out the principles of renal physiology and normal renal function.

Now in its 30th year of continuous publication, this new edition offers a logical progression through renal physiology and pathophysiology. In addition, the anatomy, physiology, pharmacology and pathology of the kidney are covered – making it highly suitable for system based courses.

This 5th edition has been extensively revised and features a wealth of new and widely accepted information about kidney function. This includes our understanding of the role of the glycocalyx and structural proteins in glomerular filtration; details of tubular transport, tight junctions and paracellular transport; and an update of the loops of Henle functioning.

Principles of Renal Physiology, 5th Edition is a concise and easily readable text ideal for undergraduate medical and medical science students.
 

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Contents

The Body Fluids
1
Essential Anatomy of the Kidney
21
Glomerular Filtration
33
Tubular Transport
45
The Proximal Tubule
51
The Loop of Henle Distal Tubule and Collecting Duct
67
Renal Blood Flow and Glomerular Filtration Rate
83
Regulation of Body Fluid Osmolality
93
Renal Regulation of Body Fluid pH
120
Renal Control of Body Fluid Potassium Content
141
Renal Regulation of Body Calcium Magnesium and Phosphate
149
Summary of the Principal Reabsorptive and Secretory Processes in the Nephron Segments
161
Disease Conditions Which Alter Renal Sodium and Water Reabsorption
167
Use of Diuretics
185
Answers to Problems
193
Index
197

Regulation of Body Fluid Volume
105

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