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Vertebrate Renal System

Handbook of Physiology, Comparative Physiology

  1. Eldon J. Braun,
  2. William H. Dantzler

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp130108

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Braun, E. J. and Dantzler, W. H. 2011. Vertebrate Renal System. Comprehensive Physiology. 481–576.

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
    External and Internal Gross Morphology of Vertebrate Kidneys
    • 1.1
      Fishes
    • 1.2
      Amphibians
    • 1.3
      Reptiles
    • 1.4
      Birds
    • 1.5
      Mammals
  • 2
    Glomerular Ultrafiltration
    • 2.1
      Glomerular Filtration Rate: Stability and Variability
    • 2.2
      Changes in the Number of Filtering Nephrons
    • 2.3
      Regulation of SNGFRs and the Number of Filtering Nephrons
  • 3
    Tubular Transport
    • 3.1
      Fine Structure of Tubule Cells
    • 3.2
      Transport of Inorganic Ions
    • 3.3
      Transport of Fluid
    • 3.4
      Transport of Organic Substances
  • 4
    Concentration and Dilution of the Urine
  • 5
    Integrative Summary of Some Renal Functions
    • 5.1
      Fishes
    • 5.2
      Amphibians
    • 5.3
      Reptiles
    • 5.4
      Birds
    • 5.5
      Mammals