Seldin and Giebisch's The Kidney

Physiology & Pathophysiology 1-2

Edited by

  • Robert Alpern, Dean and Ensign Professor of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
  • Steven Hebert, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

A classic nephrology reference for over 20 years, Seldin & Giebisch’s The Kidney, is the acknowledged authority on renal physiology and pathophysiology. The fourth edition follows the changed focus of nephrology research to the study of how individual molecules work together to affect cellular and organ function, emphasizing the mechanisms of disease. With over 40 new chapters and over 1000 illustrations, this edition offers the most in-depth discussion anywhere of the physiologic and pathophysiologic processes of renal disease. Comprehensive, authoritative coverage progresses from molecular biology and cell physiology to clinical issues regarding renal function and dysfunction. If you research the development of normal renal function or the mechanisms underlying renal disease, Seldin & Giebisch’s The Kidney is your number one source for information.
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Academic and medical librarians in kidney physiology, nephrology and renal medicine. This will also serve as an excellent reference for clinical nephrologists and trainees, graduate students, researchers, academic clinicians and any pharmaceutical company working on renal medications.


Book information

  • Published: October 2007
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-088488-9


Praise for the Previous Edition: "This is an excellent in-depth compilation of all aspects of renal physiology in health and disease, presented in well-balanced in chapters with high-quality figures and ample references…This book clearly represents an excellent, useful, usable, and (in view of recent rapid scientific progress) needed update of the previous edition and will have a prominent place on my bookshelf as well as those of many others in the field." – 4 Stars! -- Jens W. Goebel, MD, University of Kentucky, for Doody’s Revie

Table of Contents

Epithelial and Nonepithelial Transport and RegulationGeneral Principles of Epithelial and Nonepithelial TransportTransport RegulationStructural and Functional Organization of the KidneyStructural OrganizationFunctional OrganizationRenal Differentiation and GrowthFluid and Electrolyte Regulation and DysregulationRegulation and Disorders of Sodium Chloride HomeostasisRegulation and Disorders of Water HomeostasisRegulation and Disorders of Potassium Homeostasis Regulation and Disorders of Acid-Base HomeostasisRegulation and Disorders of Magnesium HomeostasisRegulation and Disorders of Calcium HomeostasisRegulation and Disorders of Phosphate HomeostasisRegulation and Disorders of Organic Solute HomeostasisRegulation and Disorders of Proteins and MacromoleculesPathophysiology of Renal Diease Clinical Presentation of Renal DerangementsMechanisms of Renal InjuryProgression of Renal Disease Physiological Considerations in the Management of Renal DiseaseFor full table of contents please see the link on the right below the blue bar "Look inside".