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Renal Potassium Transport

Handbook of Physiology, Renal Physiology

  1. Bruce A. Stanton1,
  2. Gerhard H. Giebisch2

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp080119

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Stanton, B. A. and Giebisch, G. H. 2011. Renal Potassium Transport. Comprehensive Physiology. 813–874.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Physiology, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire

  2. 2

    Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    External and Internal Potassium Balance
    • 1.1
      Internal Potassium Balance
    • 1.2
      External Potassium Balance
  • 2
    General Features of Renal Potassium Excretion
  • 3
    Cellular Mechanisms of Potassium Transport Along the Nephron
    • 3.1
      Glomerulus
    • 3.2
      Proximal Tubule
    • 3.3
      Loop of Henle
    • 3.4
      Potassium Recycling
    • 3.5
      Distal Tubule
    • 3.6
      Distal Convoluted Tubule
    • 3.7
      Connecting Tubule
    • 3.8
      Initial Collecting Tubule and Cortical Collecting Duct
    • 3.9
      Medullary Collecting Duct
    • 3.10
      Inner Medullary Collecting Duct
    • 3.11
      Amphibian Distal Nephron
  • 4
    Regulation of Potassium Transport
    • 4.1
      Potassium Intake and Plasma Potassium Concentration
    • 4.2
      Potassium Adaptation
    • 4.3
      Adrenal Steroids
  • 5
    Regulation of Potassium Excretion by Interactive Stimuli
    • 5.1
      Relationship between Plasma Potassium Concentration, Plasma Aldosterone, and Renal Potassium Excretion
    • 5.2
      Effects of Sodium Intake on Potassium Balance
    • 5.3
      Regulation of Potassium and Sodium Excretion during Alterations in Extracellular Fluid Volume
    • 5.4
      Regulation of Potassium and Sodium Excretion during Alterations in Potassium Intake