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Medicine - Nephrology | Principles of Renal Physiology

Principles of Renal Physiology

Lote, Christopher

5th ed. 2012, XV, 204 p. 78 illus., 31 illus. in color.

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  • A concise and easily readable text
  • Ideal for undergraduate medical and medical science students
  • This 5th Edition has been extensively revised and features a wealth of new and widely accepted information about kidney function and renal physiology

A good knowledge of renal physiology is essential to the understanding of many disease states.  The purpose of the book is to set out the principles of renal physiology and normal renal function.


Now in its 30th year of continuous publication, this new edition offers a logical progression through renal physiology and pathophysiology.  In addition, the anatomy, physiology, pharmacology and pathology of the kidney are covered – making it highly suitable for system based courses.


This 5th edition has been extensively revised and features a wealth of new and widely accepted information about kidney function.  This includes our understanding of the role of the glycocalyx and structural proteins in glomerular filtration; details of tubular transport, tight junctions and paracellular transport; and an update of the loops of Henle functioning.


Principles of Renal Physiology, 5th Edition is a concise and easily readable text ideal for undergraduate medical and medical science students.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Body fluid osmolality - Body fluid pH - Body fluid potassium count - Body fluid regulation - Glomerular filtration - Kidney anatomy - Kidney tubular transport - Nephrology - Physiology - Renal blood flow - Renal regulation of body calcium, magnesium and phosphate - Renal sodium and water re-absorption - Renal waste fluids - Urinary tract anatomy

Related subjects » Human Physiology - Nephrology

Table of contents 


Terminology and Abbreviations

Chapter 1 The Body Fluids

Chapter 2 Essential Anatomy of the Kidney

Chapter 3 Glomerular Filtration

Chapter 4 Tubular Transport

Chapter 5 The Proximal Tubule

Chapter 6 The Loop of Henle, Distal Tubule and Collecting Duct

Chapter 7 Renal Blood Flow and Glomerular Filtration Rate

Chapter 8 Regulation of Body Fluid Osmolality

Chapter 9 Regulation of Body Fluid Volume

Chapter 10 Renal Regulation of Body Fluid pH

Chapter 11 Renal Control of Body Fluid Potassium Content

Chapter 12 Renal Regulation of Body Calcium, Magnesium and Phosphate

Chapter 13 Summary of the Principle Reabsorptive and Secretory Processes in the Nephron Segments

Chapter 14 Disease Conditions Which Alter Renal Sodium and Water Reabsorption

Chapter 15 Use of Diuretics

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