Comparative Physiology of the Vertebrate Kidney

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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 ...
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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783642835230
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 2/12/2012
  • Series: Zoophysiology Series , #22
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1989
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 198
  • Product dimensions: 6.69 (w) x 9.61 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction.- 1.1 The Comparative Approach.- 1.2 Environmental Requirements in Regulating the Water and Solute Composition of the Internal Environment.- 1.3 Possible Roles of Kidneys in Regulating Water and Solute Composition of the Internal Environment.- 1.4 Useful Reviews on Comparative Renal Physiology.- 2. Renal Morphology.- 2.1 Introduction.- 2.2 Gross Internal and External Morphology.- 2.2.1 General Considerations.- 2.2.2 Fishes.- 2.2.3 Amphibians.- 2.2.4 Reptiles.- 2.2.5 Birds.- 2.2.6 Mammals.- 2.2.7 General Blood Vessel Patterns.- 2.3 Fine Internal Structure.- 2.3.1 General Considerations.- 2.3.2 Glomerulus.- 2.3.3 Proximal Tubule.- 2.3.4 Early Distal Tubule.- 2.3.5 Late Distal and Collecting Tubules.- 2.3.6 Juxtaglomerular Apparatus.- 3. Initial Process in Urine Formation.- 3.1 Introduction.- 3.2 Filtration of Fluid by Glomeruli.- 3.2.1 Process of Ultrafiltrate Formation at Renal Glomeruli.- 3.2.2 Values for Single-Nephron Glomerular Filtration Rates.- 3.2.3 Changes in Whole-Kidney Glomerular Filtration Rates.- 3.2.4 Changes in Single-Nephron Filtration Rates and in Number of Filtering Nephrons.- 3.2.5 Regulation of Single-Nephron Filtration Rates and Number of Filtering Nephrons.- 3.3 Secretion of Fluid by Tubules.- 4. Transport of Inorganic Ions by Renal Tubules.- 4.1 Introduction.- 4.2 Sodium and Chloride.- 4.2.1 Direction, Magnitude, and Sites of Net Transport.- 4.2.2 Mechanism of Transport.- 4.2.3 Control of Transport.- 4.3 Potassium.- 4.3.1 Direction, Magnitude, and Sites of Net Transport.- 4.3.2 Mechanism of Transport.- 4.3.3 Hormonal Control.- 4.4 Hydrogen Ion.- 4.4.1 Magnitude and Sites of Net Transport.- 4.4.2 Mechanism of Transport.- 4.5 Calcium.- 4.5.1 Direction, Magnitude, and Sites of Net Transport.- 4.5.2 Mechanism of Transport.- 4.5.3 Hormonal Control.- 4.6 Phosphate.- 4.6.1 Direction, Magnitude, and Sites of Net Transport.- 4.6.2 Mechanism of Transport.- 4.6.3 Control by Parathyroid Hormone.- 4.7 Magnesium.- 4.7.1 Direction, Magnitude, and Sites of Net Transport.- 4.7.2 Mechanism of Transport.- 4.8 Sulfate.- 4.8.1 Direction, Magnitude, and Sites of Net Transport.- 4.8.2 Mechanism of Transport.- 5. Transport of Fluid by Renal Tubules.- 5.1 Introduction.- 5.2 Fluid Absorption.- 5.2.1 Magnitude and Sites of Net Absorption.- 5.2.2 Mechanism and Control of Fluid Absorption.- 5.3 Fluid Secretion.- 6. Transport of Organic Substances by Renal Tubules.- 6.1 Introduction.- 6.2 Glucose.- 6.2.1 Direction, Magnitude, and Sites of Net Transport.- 6.2.2 Mechanism of Transport.- 6.3 Bicarbonate.- 6.3.1 Direction, Magnitude, and Sites of Net Transport.- 6.3.2 Mechanism of Transport.- 6.4 Amino Acids.- 6.4.1 Direction, Magnitude, and Sites of Net Transport.- 6.4.2 Mechanism of Transport.- 6.5 Urea.- 6.5.1 Direction, Magnitude, and Sites of Net Transport.- 6.5.2 Mechanism of Transport.- 6.6 Ammonia.- 6.6.1 Magnitude and Sites of Net Secretion.- 6.6.2 Process of Production and Secretion.- 6.7 Organic Acids and Anions (Except Amino Acids, Urate, and Lactate).- 6.7.1 Direction and Sites of Net Transport.- 6.7.2 Mechanism of Transport.- 6.8 Urate.- 6.8.1 Direction, Magnitude, and Sites of Net Transport.- 6.8.2 Mechanism of Transport.- 6.9 Lactate.- 6.10 Organic Cations.- 6.10.1 Direction and Sites of Net Transport.- 6.10.2 Mechanism of Transport.- 7. Diluting and Concentrating Processes.- 7.1 Introduction.- 7.2 Range of Urine Osmolality.- 7.3 Process and Sites of Dilution.- 7.4 Process of Concentration.- 7.5 Regulation of Urine Osmolality.- 8. Integrative Summary of Renal Function.- 8.1 Introduction.- 8.2 Integrative Summary Within Each of the Major Vertebrate Groups.- 8.2.1 Fishes.- 8.2.2 Amphibians.- 8.2.3 Reptiles.- 8.2.4 Birds.- 8.2.5 Mammals.- 8.3 Summary Comparisons and Contrasts of Renal Function Among Groups of Vertebrates.- 8.3.1 Glomerular Filtration Rate — Stability Versus Lability.- 8.3.2 Diluting and Concentrating Process.- 8.3.3 Sites and Mechanisms of Tubular Transport.- References.
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