Principles of Renal Physiology

  • Christopher J. Lote

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About this book


A good knowledge of renal physiology is essential to the understanding of many disease states.  The purpose of the book is to set out the principles of renal physiology and normal renal function.


Now in its 30th year of continuous publication, this new edition offers a logical progression through renal physiology and pathophysiology.  In addition, the anatomy, physiology, pharmacology and pathology of the kidney are covered – making it highly suitable for system based courses.


This 5th edition has been extensively revised and features a wealth of new and widely accepted information about kidney function.  This includes our understanding of the role of the glycocalyx and structural proteins in glomerular filtration; details of tubular transport, tight junctions and paracellular transport; and an update of the loops of Henle functioning.


Principles of Renal Physiology, 5th Edition is a concise and easily readable text ideal for undergraduate medical and medical science students.


Body fluid osmolality Body fluid pH Body fluid potassium count Body fluid regulation Glomerular filtration Kidney anatomy Kidney tubular transport Nephrology Physiology Renal blood flow Renal regulation of body calcium, magnesium and phosphate Renal sodium and water re-absorption Renal waste fluids Urinary tract anatomy

Authors and affiliations

  • Christopher J. Lote
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  1. 1.College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of BirminghamProfessor of Experimental NephrologyBirminghamUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-3784-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-3785-7
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