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Vander's renal physiology
Eaton, Douglas C.
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Sixth edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Lange Medical Books/McGraw Hill, Medical Pub. Division, [2004]

Physical Description:
vii, 214 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
Rev. ed. of: Renal physiology / Arthur J. Vander. c1995.

Includes index.
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Vander's Renal Physiology includes valuable pedagogical aids such as learning objectives, core concepts with locators (locators identify where core concepts are explained in the text), and clinical problems and questions elucidate the most difficult topics and provide an easy review for the USMLE Step 1. These aids are found at the beginning and end of each chapter. There is abundant use of diagrams, tables and 2-colour illustrations which summarize and reinforce comprehension of the material throughout.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Chapter 1 Renal Functions, Anatomy, and Basic Processesp. 1
Functionsp. 2
Anatomy of the Kidneys and Urinary Systemp. 4
The Nephronp. 5
Blood Supply to the Nephronsp. 12
Basic Renal Processesp. 16
Chapter 2 Renal Blood Flow and Glomerular Filtrationp. 24
Glomerular Filtration and Renal Blood Flowp. 25
Flow, Resistance, and Pressure in The Kidneysp. 25
Glomerular Filtrationp. 26
Autoregulationp. 33
Chapter 3 Clearancep. 37
Clearance Unitsp. 38
Plasma Creatinine and Urea Concentrations as Indicators of GFR Changesp. 42
Chapter 4 Basic Transport Mechanismsp. 46
Crossing the Epithelial Barriersp. 47
Receptor-Mediated Endocytosis and Transcytosisp. 51
Transport Mechanisms in Reabsorptionp. 53
Chapter 5 Renal Handling of Organic Substancesp. 60
Active Proximal Reabsorption of Organic Nutrients (Eg, Glucose, Amino Acids)p. 61
Proteins and Peptidesp. 63
Active Proximal Secretion of Organic Anionsp. 64
Active Proximal Secretion of Organic Cationsp. 66
pH Dependence of Passive Reabsorption or Secretion Ureap. 68
Chapter 6 Basic Renal Processes for Sodium, Chloride, and Waterp. 73
Overviewp. 74
Individual Tubular Segmentsp. 79
Urinary Concentration: The Medullary Osmotic Gradientp. 90
Chapter 7 Control of Sodium and Water Excretion: Regulation of Plasma Volume and Plasma Osmolality and Renal Control of Systemic Blood Pressurep. 97
Regulation of Blood Pressurep. 98
Contribution of The Kidney to The Long-Term Regulation of Blood Pressurep. 104
Control of Sodium Balancep. 116
Control of Water Excretionp. 122
Chapter 8 Renal Regulation of Potassium Balancep. 134
Regulation of Potassium Between the Intracellular and Extracellular Compartmentsp. 135
Renal Potassium Handlingp. 136
Chapter 9 Regulation of Hydrogen Ion Balancep. 150
Guidelines for Studying Acid-Base Biologyp. 151
Renal Handling of Acids and Basesp. 157
Renal Excretion of Acid and Basep. 161
Hydrogen Ion Excretion on Urinary Buffersp. 163
Phosphate and Organic Acids as Buffersp. 165
Hydrogen Ion Excretion on Ammoniump. 166
Quantification of Renal Acid-Base Excretionp. 167
Regulation of the Renal Handling of Acids and Basesp. 170
Control of Renal Glutamine Metabolism and NH[subscript 4] Excretionp. 171
Intravenous Solutions: Lactated Ringer'sp. 172
Specific Categories of Acid-Base Disordersp. 173
Renal Response to Metabolic Acidosis and Alkalosisp. 174
Factors Causing the Kidneys to Generate or Maintain A Metabolic Alkalosisp. 175
Chapter 10 Regulation of Calcium and Phosphate Balancep. 180
Effector Sites for Calcium Balancep. 182
Hormonal Control of Effector Sitesp. 185
Overview of Renal Phosphate Handlingp. 189
Answers to Study Questionsp. 193
Appendix Ap. 201
Appendix Bp. 203
Indexp. 205