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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

Details

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