Prostaglandins and the Regulation of Renin Release: Prostaglandins and the Regulation of Extracellular Fluid Volume

  • Peter C. Weber
  • Burkhard Scherer
  • Wolfgand Siess
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Recent studies have brought about new insight in the interrelationship between systemic and local hormones and the regulation of renal blood flow, glomerular filtration rate and the tubular handling of electrolytes. In discussing an interplay between two of these systems, namely the prostaglandin and the renin-angiotensin systems, it is necessary to consider their respective localizations within the kidney, factors causing their release and their intrarenal and systemic actions.


Plasma Renin Activity Renal Blood Flow Kidney Cortex Renin Release Renin Secretion 
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  • Peter C. Weber
  • Burkhard Scherer
  • Wolfgand Siess
    • 1
  1. 1.Medizinische Klinik InnenstadtUniversity of MunichGermany

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