Pflügers Archiv

, Volume 364, Issue 2, pp 161–165

An examination of the xenon clearance method

  • R. E. Devonshire
  • F. S. Nashat
  • J. W. Tappin
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF00585185

Cite this article as:
Devonshire, R.E., Nashat, F.S. & Tappin, J.W. Pflugers Arch. (1976) 364: 161. doi:10.1007/BF00585185

Summary

A definition of cortical and juxta-medullary regions is suggested based on a grouping of nephrons of common flow characteristics. A possible error is suggested in the xenon clearance method of measuring the regional flows. Experiments to test the source of error and its magnitude are described. It is concluded that while the error is present its effect on conventional component analysis is small.

Key words

Intrarenal distribution of bloodIntrarenal compartmentsXenon clearanceXenon fluxes

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. E. Devonshire
    • 1
  • F. S. Nashat
    • 1
  • J. W. Tappin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physiology and Physics as Applied to MedicineMiddlesex Hospital Medical SchoolLondonUK