Principles of Renal Physiology

Principles of Renal Physiology

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The strengths of this popular text - its conciseness and logical progression through renal physiology and pathophysiology - are retained in the 4th edition. The text has been updated throughout, and the content has been expanded to make the book eminently suitable for 'systems-based' courses. The book is designed for the needs of medical undergraduates but many doctors are likely to find it useful too.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 214 pages
  • 158 x 236 x 22mm | 480.82g
  • Boston, MA, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th ed. 2000
  • biography
  • 0792360745
  • 9780792360742
  • 2,330,801

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about a previous edition: 'This is a well written, compact physiology text on the functions of the kidney ... The author has carefully selected the relevant topics and and provided the student with an up-to-date and well-balanced analysis of basic functions of the nephron, as well as a concise survey of the major regulatory mechanisms of salt and water homeostasis ... The book is lucidly written and well-illustrated and should serve as a valuable introductory text for physiology students.' Quarterly Journal of Experimental Physiology 'The students of physiology at the University of Birmingham Medical School ... are very lucky if their class teaching is as good as this paperback.' British Book News 'Presents clearly and concisely the principles of renal physiology at a level eminently suitable to the needs of the preclinical medical student ... confidently recommended.' New Zeland Medical Journal
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Table of contents

Preface. Terminology and abbreviations. 1. The body fluids. 2. Essential anatomy of the kidney. 3. Glomerular filtration. 4. Tubular transport. 5. The Proximal tubule. 6. The loop of Henle, distal tubule and collecting duct. 7. Renal blood flow and glomerular filtration rate. 8. Regulation of body fluid osmolality. 9. Regulation of of body fluid volume. 10. Renal regulation of body fluid pH. 11. Renal control of body fluid potassium content. 12. Renal regulation of body calcium, magnesium and phosphate. 13. Summary of the principal reabsorptive and secretory processes in the nephron segments. 14. Disease conditions which alter renal sodium and water reabsorption. 15. Use of diuretics.
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