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Comparative Physiology of the Kidney

Handbook of Physiology, Renal Physiology

  1. William H. Dantzler

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp080111

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Dantzler, W. H. 2011. Comparative Physiology of the Kidney. Comprehensive Physiology. 415–474.

Author Information

  1. Department of Physiology, College of Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Morphological Relationships
  • 2
    Initial Process in Urine Formation
    • 2.1
      Filtration of Fluid by Glomeruli
    • 2.2
      Regulation of Number of Filtering Nephrons and of SNGFR
    • 2.3
      Secretion of Fluid by Tubules
  • 3
    Transport of Inorganic Ions By Tubules
    • 3.1
      Sodium and Chloride
    • 3.2
      Potassium
    • 3.3
      Calcium
    • 3.4
      Phosphate
    • 3.5
      Magnesium and Sulfate
  • 4
    Transport of Fluid by Tubules
    • 4.1
      Fluid Absorption
    • 4.2
      Fluid Secretion
  • 5
    Transport of Organic Substances by Tubules
    • 5.1
      Glucose
    • 5.2
      Amino Acids
    • 5.3
      Urea
    • 5.4
      Organic Acids and Anions (Other Than Amino Acids, Urate, and Lactate)
    • 5.5
      Urate
    • 5.6
      Lactate
    • 5.7
      Organic Cations
  • 6
    Diluting and Concentrating Processes
    • 6.1
      Range of Urine Osmolality
    • 6.2
      Process and Sites of Dilution
    • 6.3
      Regulation of Changes in Urine Osmolality
  • 7
    Integrative Summary of Some Renal Functions
    • 7.1
      Fishes
    • 7.2
      Amphibians
    • 7.3
      Reptiles
    • 7.4
      Birds