Vander's Renal Physiology, 6/E / Edition 6

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Overview

This concise overview of renal physiology introduces basic science principles and their relevance in the clinical expression of disease. Each chapter incorporates a wealth of pedagogical aids including: study questions, learning objectives, and clinical examples. Also serves as a good review for the USMLE Step 1.
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Reviewer: Danilyn Amgeles, PhD, RN (Loma Linda University)
Description: This book covers the most essential elements of renal physiology. Instead of focusing on minute facts and details, the authors provide a clear but comprehensive discussion of mechanisms and processes pertinent to the kidney. Topics are presented in an organized manner, complete with easily understandable and relevant tables and figures.
Purpose: The book is an absolute must for beginning readers.
Audience: The book was written for students. From my point of view, it is a good book for medical students or any other students interested in patient care or renal physiology research.
Features: It covers renal anatomy, renal blood flow, glomerular filtration, functions of each segment of the nephron, control/regulation of water, sodium, potassium balance as well as other electrolytes. The book also covers the kidney's role in regulating blood pressure. Each of the chapters is well written and easy to understand. My favorite is the "clearance" chapter. It was presented in a clear and simple way. Shortcomings: there were tables that were incorrect — Figure 6-6 page 87 — transport proteins were incorrectly placed.
Assessment: This book offers a clear, simple but comprehensive discussion of renal physiology. Most books are either too superficial or too in-depth, leading to confusion on the part of readers. This book delivers the appropriate amount of information for the beginning reader.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071357289
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/1/2004
  • Series: LANGE Physiology Ser.
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 215
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 5.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Douglas C. Eaton, Ph.D.: Distinguished Professor, Department of Physiology; and Director, Center for Cell and Molecular Signaling, Emory University Medical School, Atlanta

John Pooler, Ph.D.: Associate Professor of Physiology, Department of Physiology, Emory University Medical School, Atlanta

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Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1 Renal functions, anatomy, and basic processes 1
Ch. 2 Renal blood flow and glomerular filtration 24
Ch. 3 Clearance 37
Ch. 4 Basic transport mechanisms 46
Ch. 5 Renal handling of organic substances 60
Ch. 6 Basic renal processes for sodium, chloride, and water 73
Ch. 7 Control of sodium and water excretion : regulation of plasma volume and plasma osmolality and renal control of systemic blood pressure 97
Ch. 8 Renal regulation of potassium balance 134
Ch. 9 Regulation of hydrogen ion balance 150
Ch. 10 Regulation of calcium and phosphate balance 180
Answers to study questions 193
App. A 201
App. B 203
Index 205
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