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Endocrine Regulation of Electrolyte Balance

  • F. Krück
  • K. Thurau

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. K. R. Spring
    Pages 4-10
  3. A. Distler, H.-M. Thiede, S. Harwig, T. Philipp
    Pages 57-63
  4. J. Genest, M. Cantin, G. Thibault, R. Garcia, A. De Léan, J. Gutkowska et al.
    Pages 121-135
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 149-150

About these proceedings

Introduction

Recent experimental and clinical research performed by outstanding authorities has enabled us to characterize fundamental processes that govern the regulation of salt and water content of the body. Their results have provided not only an important gain of insight into mechanisms at the cellular level but also the possibility to integrate single cell activities into a complex organ function. Moreover, this knowledge enables scientists to develop broader concepts concerning the regulation of organ function and thus contributes to a better understanding of the overall status in health and disease. In the present volume some of these physiologists and clinicians discuss principal questions of humoral and non-humoral influences involved in the control of electro­ lyte and fluid content of the organism. It contains three essential topics: Data concerning basic principles of cell behaviour and transport processes are followed by the description of natriuretic substances and their influence on volume regulation. Finally, attempts are undertaken to elucidate the meaning of these basic principles for the explanation of the development of patholocigal states. This symposion was held in honor to Professor H. P. Wolff, one of the internatio­ nally wellknown pioneers in this field of clinical research. The editors· wish to express their graditude to the Melusin-Schwarz-Monheim GmbH for the generous support of the symposion.

Keywords

blood pressure cardiovascular hypertension kidney physiology

Editors and affiliations

  • F. Krück
    • 1
  • K. Thurau
    • 2
  1. 1.Medizinische Universitäts-PoliklinikBonn 1Federal Republic of Germany
  2. 2.Physiologisches Institut der Universität MünchenMünchen 2Federal Republic of Germany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-71405-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-16837-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-71405-4
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