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Author Deshmukh, Sunita R.

Title The renal system explained : an illustrated core text / Sunita R. Deshmukh, Newton W.K. Wong
Published Nottingham : Nottingham University Press, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 153 pages) : illustrations
Series Exam-going student's perspective
Contents BODY FLUID BALANCE * Body fluid distribution * General principles of body fluids * Regulation of body fluid balance * ACID-BASE BALANCE * Principles of acids and bases * Regulation of acid-base balance * Acid-base disorders * STRUCTURE OF THE RENAL SYSTEM * Gross anatomy * Surface anatomy * Histology * Embryology * RENAL CORPUSCLE * The glomerulus * Glomerular filtration * Renal blood flow * RENAL TUBULAR SYSTEM * Introduction to the renal tubule * Proximal tubule * Loop of Henle * Other major solutes * Distal tubule and collecting duct system * Urine concentration and dilution * APPENDIX 1 -- Diuretics overview * APPENDIX 2 -- Clinical imaging overview * APPENDIX 3 -- Normal values * Commonly used abbreviations * References * Glossary * INDEX
Summary This book offers the exam-going student's perspective with the expertise of experienced, specialist contributors. It is primarily written for pre-clinical undergraduate students but also serves as a comprehensive guide for clinical students and a reference for science professionals. It contains core knowledge, identifies and emphasises essential learning points, and also enables readers to explore additional information if they are so inclined. Comprised of clear and concise explanations of key concepts and illustrated with colourful figures and tables throughout, the book covers renal anatomy, physiology, histology, embryology, pathology and clinically relevant aspects with integrative case studies. Information is summarised and categorised into colour-coded boxes, presenting the material in a well organised and easily accessible manner. Key learning points are identified to aid exam preparation, and self-assessment questions based on past papers are provided at the end of each chapter (including multiple-choice, extended-matching and short-answer questions). This learning resource is designed to inspire student interest in the renal system and support exam preparation.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 143) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Kidneys -- Diseases -- Examinations, questions, etc.
Kidneys -- Diseases -- Diagnosis.
Urinary organs -- Diseases -- Examinations, questions, etc.
Urinary organs -- Diseases -- Diagnosis.
Urinary organs.
Acid-Base Equilibrium.
Kidney Diseases.
Water-Electrolyte Balance.
Reading List HME102 recommended text 2018
Genre/Form Outline.
Form Electronic book
Author Wong, Newton W. K.
ISBN 1907284079 (electronic bk.)
9781907284076 (electronic bk.)