The Kidney - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483228259, 9781483271743

The Kidney

1st Edition

Morphology, Biochemistry, Physiology

Editors: Charles Rouiller Alex F. Muller
eBook ISBN: 9781483271743
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1969
Page Count: 576
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The Kidney: Morphology, Biochemistry, Physiology, Volume I focuses on present knowledge about the kidney under normal and pathological conditions, as manifested by morphological, biochemical, and physiological studies.

The selection first takes a look at the embryonic kidney and the general anatomy and histology of the kidney. Discussions focus on the morphogenesis of transient kidneys, physiology of the fetal nephron, renal malformations, vascularization of the kidney, uriniferous tubules, and innervation of the kidney. The book then examines the histochemistry of the kidney and ultrastructure of the normal and pathological glomerulus.

The manuscript ponders on electron microscopy of uriniferous tubules and ultrastructural pathology of tubules and interstitial tissue. Topics include proximal convoluted tubule, basement membranes of the tubules, capillaries, interstitial cells, morphology and functions of the tubular epithelium, fixation and preparation of tissues for electron microscopy, and structure of the submammalian vertebrate tubule.

The selection is highly recommended for morphologists, biochemists, physiologists, pathologists, pharmacologists, and clinicians.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors


Contents of Other Volumes

1. The Embryonic Kidney

I. Introduction

II. Morphogenesis of Transient Kidneys

III. Metanephros or Permanent Kidney

IV. Physiology of the Fetal Nephron

V. Inductive Processes in the Morphogenesis of the Kidney

VI. Renal Malformations


2. General Anatomy and Histology of the Kidney

I. Introduction

II. Descriptive Anatomy

III. The Uriniferous Tubules

IV. The Vascularization of the Kidney

V. Innervation of the Kidney

VI. The Fibrous Capsule—The Interstitial Connective Tissue


3. Histochemistry of the Kidney

I. Introduction

II. Nomenclature

III. Inorganic Endogenous Components

IV. Organic Endogenous Components

V. Inorganic Exogenous Materials

VI. Organic Exogenous Materials


4. Ultrastructure of the Normal and Pathological Glomerulus

I. Introduction

II. The Normal Glomerulus

III. Introduction to the Pathological Glomerulus

IV. The Capillaries

V. The Mesangium

VI. The Capsule of Bowman and the Urinary Space

VII. The Hyaline Glomerulus

VIII. Conclusion


5. Electron Microscopy of the Uriniferous Tubules

I. Introduction

II. Fixation and Preparation of Tissues for Electron Microscopy

III. Structure of the Mammalian Tubule

IV. Structure of the Submammalian Vertebrate Tubule

V. Summary of Structure—Function Correlation

VI. Concluding Remarks


6. Ultrastructural Pathology of the Tubules and Interstitial Tissue

I. Introduction

II. The Proximal Convoluted Tubule

III. The Loop of Henle

IV. The Distal Tubule

V. The Collecting Tubule

VI. The Basement Membranes of the Tubules

VII. The Morphology and Functions of the Tubular Epithelium

VIII. The Capillaries

IX. The Interstitial Cells

X. The Interstitial Spaces

XI. Conclusion


Author Index

Subject Index


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Charles Rouiller

Alex F. Muller

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