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Glomerular Filtration

Handbook of Physiology, Renal Physiology

  1. David A. Maddox1,
  2. William M. Deen2,
  3. Barry M. Brenner3

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp080113

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Maddox, D. A., Deen, W. M. and Brenner, B. M. 2011. Glomerular Filtration. Comprehensive Physiology. 545–638.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont

  2. 2

    Chemical Engineering Department, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts

  3. 3

    Department of Medicine, Brigham & Women's Hospital, and Harvard Center for the Study of Kidney Diseases, Boston, Massachusetts

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Glomerular Filtration of Water
    • 1.1
      Composition of the Glomerular Ultrafiltrate
    • 1.2
      Determinants of Glomerular Filtration of Water
    • 1.3
      Control of Glomerular Filtration by Hormones and Vasoactive Substances
    • 1.4
      Angiotensin II
    • 1.5
      Other Vasoconstrictor Substances
    • 1.6
      Vasodilator Substances
    • 1.7
      Other Hormones and Vasoactive Substances
    • 1.8
      Autoregulation of Glomerular Filtration Rate
    • 1.9
      Neural Regulation of Glomerular Filtration Rate
    • 1.10
      Theoretical Models of Glomerular Ultrafiltration
  • 2
    Glomerular Permselectivity
    • 2.1
      Experimental Approaches
    • 2.2
      Effects of Molecular Properties on Macromolecule Filtration
    • 2.3
      Theory of Glomerular Permselectivity
    • 2.4
      Glomerular Membrane Parameters
    • 2.5
      Determinants of Macromolecule Filtration
    • 2.6
      Estimation of Filtration Pressure from Sieving Data
    • 2.7
      Altered Glomerular Permselectivity