Renal Physiology

5th Edition

Mosby Physiology Monograph Series (with Student Consult Online Access)

Authors: Bruce Koeppen Bruce Stanton
Paperback ISBN: 9780323086912
eBook ISBN: 9780323240505
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 31st October 2012
Page Count: 256

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Kidney

1 Physiology of Body Fluids

Objectives
Physicochemical Properties of Electrolyte Solutions
Molarity and Equivalence
Osmosis and Osmotic Pressure
Osmolarity and Osmolality
Tonicity
Oncotic Pressure
Specific Gravity
Volumes of Body Fluid Compartments
Composition of Body Fluid Compartments
Fluid Exchange Between Body Fluid Compartments
Capillary Fluid Exchange
Cellular Fluid Exchange
Summary
Key Words and Concepts
Self-Study Problems


2 Structure and Function of the Kidneys

Objectives
Structure of the Kidneys
Gross Anatomy
Ultrastructure of the Nephron
Ultrastructure of the Glomerulus
Ultrastructure of the Juxtaglomerular Apparatus
Innervation of the Kidneys
Summary
Key Words and Concepts
Self-Study Problems


3 Glomerular Filtration and Renal Blood Flow

Objectives
Renal Clearance
Glomerular Filtration Rate
Glomerular Filtration
Determinants of Ultrafiltrate Composition
Dynamics of Ultrafiltration
Renal Blood Flow
Regulation of Renal Blood Flow and Glomerular Filtration Rate
Sympathetic Nerves
Angiotensin II
Prostaglandins
Nitric Oxide
Endothelin
Bradykinin
Adenosine
Natriuretic Peptides
ATP
Glucocorticoids
Histamine
Dopamine
Summary
Key Words and Concepts
Self-Study Problems


4 Renal Transport Mechanisms: NaCl and Water Reabsorption Along the Nephron

Objectives
General Principles of Membrane Transport
General Principles of Transepithelial Solute and Water Transport
NaCl, Solute, and Water Reabsorption Along the Nephron
Proximal Tubule
Henle’s Loop
Distal Tubule and Collecting Duct
Regulation of NaCl and Water Reabsorption
Summary
Key Words and Concepts
Self-Study Problems


5 Regulation of Body Fluid Osmolality: Regulat

Description

Renal Physiology helps you to quickly and easily grasp the fundamentals of renal physiology and learn how to apply them in a clinical context. Thoroughly updated, this medical textbook in the Mosby Physiology Monograph Series provides a basic understanding of normal kidney function at the cellular and molecular level. Attractively illustrated with clear 2-color diagrams, it also facilitates study with learning objectives, "In the Clinic" and "At the Molecular Level" boxes, chapter summaries, and clinical cases with review questions and explained answers. Online access at www.StudentConsult.com makes this an even more accessible powerful learning resource.

Key Features

  • Stay current with clear, accurate coverage of the physiology of normal renal function focusing on the needs of the student. 
  • Bridge the gap between normal function and disease with pathophysiology content throughout the book. 
  • Understand complex concepts by examining more than more than 250 clear, 2-color diagrams.
  • Consult the book and image library online at Student Consult, anywhere you go ... perform quick searches ... add your own notes and bookmarks ... and more!

Details

No. of pages:
256
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Mosby 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Mosby
eBook ISBN:
9780323240505
eBook ISBN:
9780323088251
eBook ISBN:
9780323279512
Paperback ISBN:
9780323086912

Reviews

"The book is very laid out and over the first  few chapters and with several excellent diagrams the physiology and anatomy of the kidneys is very well explained...This book is well referenced with up to date evidence supporting all statements and will make a great addition to any physiotherapist's library. It will give you a good overview and understanding of renal physiology and how this affects other bodily systems. Moreover this book is important asset holds an array of transferable information which you an apply to the specialised field you work in."

In Touch, January 2014


About the Authors

Bruce Koeppen Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Dean, Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Connecticut

Bruce Stanton Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Andrew C. Vail Professor, Director of the Lung Biology Center, Department of Physiology, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire