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Excretion and Osmoregulation

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Part of the Zoophysiology and Ecology book series (ZOOPHYSIOLOGY, volume 9)

Abstract

In arthropods as in most other animals, excretion of waste or potentially toxic materials is carried out by organs that are also involved in osmotic and ionic regulation, and it is, therefore, convenient to consider these processes together. However, we shall treat nitrogen elimination separately because this is a general problem for all arthropods and one which stands somewhat apart from other aspects of water balance.

Keywords

Uric Acid Malpighian Tubule Osmotic Concentration Tubule Fluid Intercellular Channel 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratory of Nuclear Medicine and Radiation BiologyUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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