About this Book
- A concise and easily readable text
- Ideal for undergraduate medical and medical science students
- This 5th Edition has been extensively revised and features a wealth of new and widely accepted information about kidney function and renal physiology
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.
Content Level » Professional/practitioner
Keywords » Body fluid osmolality - Body fluid pH - Body fluid potassium count - Body fluid regulation - Glomerular filtration - Kidney anatomy - Kidney tubular transport - Nephrology - Physiology - Renal blood flow - Renal regulation of body calcium, magnesium and phosphate - Renal sodium and water re-absorption - Renal waste fluids - Urinary tract anatomy
Related subjects » Human Physiology - Nephrology
Table of contents
Terminology and Abbreviations
Chapter 1 The Body Fluids
Chapter 2 Essential Anatomy of the Kidney
Chapter 3 Glomerular Filtration
Chapter 4 Tubular Transport
Chapter 5 The Proximal Tubule
Chapter 6 The Loop of Henle, Distal Tubule and Collecting Duct
Chapter 7 Renal Blood Flow and Glomerular Filtration Rate
Chapter 8 Regulation of Body Fluid Osmolality
Chapter 9 Regulation of Body Fluid Volume
Chapter 10 Renal Regulation of Body Fluid pH
Chapter 11 Renal Control of Body Fluid Potassium Content
Chapter 12 Renal Regulation of Body Calcium, Magnesium and Phosphate
Chapter 13 Summary of the Principle Reabsorptive and Secretory Processes in the Nephron Segments
Chapter 14 Disease Conditions Which Alter Renal Sodium and Water Reabsorption
Chapter 15 Use of Diuretics
Answers to Problems