Uremic Toxins pp 253-262 | Cite as

Membranes and Their Removal of Uremic Toxins

  • Nicholas A. Hoenich
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 223)

Abstract

The human kidney performs several functions continuously:- the excretion of metabolic waste products or uremic toxins (in the form of urine), the maintenance of body fluid, electrolyte and acid base homeostasis, the selective reabsorption and secretion of a variety of plasma constituents, the production or activation of hormones, the biodegradation of circulating substances and the metabolic production and consumption of amino acids.

Keywords

Peritoneal Dialysis Human Kidney Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis Uremic Toxin Peritoneal Membrane 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nicholas A. Hoenich
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  1. 1.Department of Medicine Medical SchoolUniversity of Newcastle upon TyneUK

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