Comparative Physiology of the Vertebrate Kidney

Comparative Physiology of the Vertebrate Kidney

by William H. Dantzler
     
 

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This comprehensive overview of vertebrate renal functions does not attempt to cover all studies of kidney function in detail, but focusses on the comparative aspects such as the comparison of mammalian and non-mammalian vertebrates, or renal development and adaptation in response to the changing requirements during evolution. Topics treated are renal morphology,… See more details below

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This comprehensive overview of vertebrate renal functions does not attempt to cover all studies of kidney function in detail, but focusses on the comparative aspects such as the comparison of mammalian and non-mammalian vertebrates, or renal development and adaptation in response to the changing requirements during evolution. Topics treated are renal morphology, relationship of kidney structure and function, ultrafiltration, secretion and particular renal functions in controlling and regulating fluid volume and solute concentrations. The cellular as well as subcellular events underlying these processes are considered. An integrated picture of comparative renal physiology is thus presented.

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A comprehensive review of vertebrate renal functions. Focuses on the comparative aspects such as the comparison of mammalian and non- mammalian vertebrates, or renal development and adaptation in response to the changing requirements during evolution. Topics treated are renal morphology, relationship of kidney structure and function, ultrafiltration, secretion and particular renal functions in controlling and regulating fluid volume and solute concentrations. Cellular as well as subcellular events underlying these processes are dealt with. Impressive bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9783540194453
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date:
12/28/1988
Pages:
198

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