Renin and Erythropoietin Levels in Uremic and Anephric Man

  • Gerald P. Murphy
  • Edwin A. Mirand


The association of uremic renal disease with hypertension and anemia has been clinically identifiable for some time. The kidney is known to play a significant role in the production or release, or both, of two substances: erythropoietin (ESF), a hormone active in regulating the production of red blood cells(1), and renal renin(2). Levels of both of these hormones, ESF and renal renin, may be altered significantly in the presence of uremic renal insuficiency(2–4).


Blood Urea Nitrogen Plasma Renin Uremic Patient Renin Level Intermittent Hemodialysis 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerald P. Murphy
    • 1
  • Edwin A. Mirand
    • 1
  1. 1.Roswell Park Memorial Institute (New York State Department of Health) and State University of New York at BuffaloBuffaloUSA

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