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Methods for the Assessment of the Effects of Drugs on Renal Blood Flow

  • R. M. Pearson
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In man, total renal blood flow (RBF) is about 1.2 1/min, some 25% of the cardiac output and therefore of considerable circulatory importance. Recent trends in physiology have focused interest on the relationship between RBF and the control of tubular reabsorption. With the introduction of powerful pharmacological agents which affect the resistance to renal blood flow, there has been increasing interest in accurate methods for its measurement.

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  • R. M. Pearson
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  1. 1.Medical UnitThe Royal Free HospitalHampsteadLondonUK

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