RENAL PHYSIOLOGY: RENAL MECHANISMS
Contents


 Renal Mechanisms

Introduction

Role of the Kidneys
General Renal Mechanisms of Body Fluid Regulation
Typical Composition of Blood Plasma and Urine
Urine Formation Rate
Terms and Abbreviations

Functional Anatomy of the Renal System

Kidneys
Nephron

Renal Blood Flow

Functional Anatomy of the Renal Microcirculation
Values for Renal Blood Flow
Control of Renal Blood Flow
Interaction between Intrinsic and Extrinsic Control

Glomerular Filtration

Role &  Composition of Glomerular Filtrate
Mechanism of Glomerular Filtration
Glomerular Filtration Rate

Proximal Tubule Transport

Role & Active Reabsorption
Passive Reabsorption
Active Secretion & No Transport & Summary
Tubular Transport Maximum

Loop of Henle, Distal Tubule, & Collecting Duct Transport

Clearance

Evaluation of Renal Function
Clearance Measurement and Interpretation