Part of the 'first wave' of our innovative new "Systems of the Body" series, here is an integrated textbook on the renal system - covering it's structure, function and major diseases. It is ideal for systems courses as taught in the new medical curriculum, offering an attractive, two colour page design, objectives defined for each chapter and self-assessment.
Table of Contents
Urinary tract structure and infection. Body fluids and nephron function. Water balance and regulation of osmolarity. Acid-base balance and regulation of pH. Glomerular filtration and acute renal failure. Proteinuria and the nephrotic syndrome. Glomerulonephritis and the acute nephritic syndrome. Diabetic nephropaphy and chronic renal failure. Hypertension and the kidney. Urinary tract obstruction and stones. Drugs and the kidney.