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The Kidney Morphology, Biochemistry, Physiology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780125988049, 9780323150071

The Kidney Morphology, Biochemistry, Physiology

1st Edition

Editor: Charles Rouiller
eBook ISBN: 9780323150071
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1971
Page Count: 444
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The Kidney: Morphology, Biochemistry, and Physiology, Volume IV covers the developments in the study of renal structure and function, particularly on the subcellular and molecular level. This book is composed of six chapters that consider the correlation of kidney's structure with function, as well as the participation of the kidney in metabolic systems and its relation to other organs.

This text discusses topics such as experimental and renal transplantation, the structure and function of the juxtaglomerular apparatus, and the macula densa. Other chapters deal with the gaseous and substrate metabolism of the kidney and the role of this organ in the osmotic concentration and dilution of the urine. The remaining chapters explore hydrogen secretion, potassium and sodium excretion, and the correlation of the kidney with vitamins and parathyroid gland.

This book is of value to morphologists, biochemists, physiologists, pathologists, pharmacologists, and clinicians.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors


Contents of Other Volumes

1. The Structure of the Juxtaglomerular Complex

I. Introduction

II. General Remarks

III. The Epithelioid Cells

IV. The Lacis

V. The Macula Densa

VI. The Innervation of the Juxtaglomerular Complex

VII. The Development of the Juxtaglomerular Complex


2. Renal Effects of Renin and Angiotensin

I. Introduction

II. Renal Effects of Angiotensin

III. Summary and Conclusions


3. Experimental Renal and Renoprival Hypertension

I. Introduction

II. Vascular Lesions Produced by Experimental Renal Hypertension

III. Course of Blood Pressure Changes in Experimental Renal Hypert

IV. Renoprival Hypertension

V. Disturbances of Sodium and Water Metabolism in Experimental Hypertension

VI. The Role of Renin in Experimental Renal Hypertension

VII. Hemodynamic Changes in Experimental Renal Hypertension and Renoprival Hypertension


4. Vitamin D, Parathyroid Hormone, and the Kidney

I. Introduction

II. Effects of Parathyroid Hormone

III. The Question of Dependence of Renal Actions of Parathyroid on Vitamin D

IV. Effects of Vitamin D

V. Clinical Disorders Involving Renal Actions of the Parathyroids and Vitamin D


5. The Kidney and Vitamins

I. Introduction

II. Level and Distribution of Vitamins in the Kidney

III. Metabolism and Excretion of Vitamins by the Kidney

IV. Biochemical and Functional Changes in the Kidney Caused by Vitamin Deficiency

V. Pathological Changes in the Kidney Caused by Vitamin Deficiency

VI. Concluding Remarks


6. Renal Transplantation: Experimental

I. Introduction

II. Nomenclature

III. Autografts

IV. Isografts

V. Allografts

VI. Xenografts

VII. Conclusions


Author Index

Subject Index


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Charles Rouiller

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