Similarities and Differences Between Renal and Intestinal Transport

  • H. Knauf
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Abstract

Similarities among biological systems often attract our attention as they provide us with a swift grasp of connections as we detect something new that is similar to something we already know. Lured by this attraction, we then concentrate our mental powers on this new phenomenon, often only to arrive, as a fruit of our intensive studies, at a recognition of the particular differences and specifics of the biological phenomenon in question. Thus the association of similarities can be likened to the building of bridges — on a horizontal plane — between the known and the as yet unknown. The discerning of differences means digging into a problem — vertically, of course.

Keywords

Testosterone Vanadate Diarrhea Prostaglandin Glucocorticoid 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Knauf
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  1. 1.Medizinische UniversitätsklinikFreiburg i. Br.Federal Republic of Germany

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