Vanders Renal Physiology, Eighth Edition

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McGraw Hill Professional, Mar 26, 2013 - Medical - 240 pages
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The best review of renal physiology available for USMLE Step 1--completely updated with the latest research

Written in a clear, concise, logical style, this trusted text reviews the fundamental principles of the structure, function and pathologies of the human kidney that are essential for an understanding of clinical medicine. Combining the latest research with a fully integrated teaching approach, the eighth edition of Vander's Renal Physiology features revised sections that explain how the kidneys affect other body systems and how they in turn are affected by these systems. Each chapter is filled with the tools you need to truly learn key concepts rather than merely memorize facts.


  • Begins with the basics and works up to advanced principles
  • Focuses on the logic of renal processes
  • Includes the most current research on the molecular and genetic principles underlying renal physiology
  • Explains the relationship between blood pressure and renal function
  • Presents the normal functions of the kidney with clinical correlations to disease states
  • Includes study questions with an answer key at the end of each chapter
  • Features learning aids such as flow charts, diagrams, key concept clinical examples, boxed statements to emphasize major points, learning objectives, and review questions with answers and explanations

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Chapter 1 Renal Functions Basic Processes and Anatomy
Chapter 2 Renal Blood Flow and Glomerular Filtration
Chapter 3 Clearance
Chapter 4 Basic Transport Mechanisms
Chapter 5 Renal Handling of Organic Solutes
Chapter 6 Basic Renal Processes for Sodium Chloride and Water
Chapter 7 Regulation of Sodium and Water Excretion
Chapter 8 Regulation of Potassium Balance
Chapter 9 Regulation of AcidBase Balance
Chapter 10 Regulation of Calcium Magnesium and Phosphate
Answers to Study Questions
Appendix A
Appendix B

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About the author (2013)

Doug Eaton is the Distinguished Professor and Chairman of Physiology at Emory University. The goal of his research is to examine the cellular signaling mechanisms which control all aspects of cellular function including cell growth, division, and responses to external stimuli. To examine these signaling mechanisms, he uses contemporary methods of cellular and molecular biology including patch voltage clamp methods and expression of cloned signaling molecules in Xenopus oocytes and other expression systems.

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