Table of Contents

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 acid-base balance.
Chapter 10. Regulation of Calcium, Magnesium, and Phosphate.
Appendix A.
Appendix B. Annotation The best review of renal physiology available for USMLE Step 1--completely updated with the latest researchWritten in a clear, concise, logical style, thistrusted text reviews the fundamental principles of thestructure, function and pathologies of the human kidney that are essential for an understanding of clinical medicine. Combining the latest research with a fullyintegrated 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.Features:Begins with the basics and works up to advanced principlesFocuses on the logic of renal processesIncludes the most current research on the molecular and genetic principles underlying renal physiologyExplains the relationship between blood pressure and renal functionPresents the normal functions of the kidney with clinical correlations to disease statesIncludes study questions with an answer key at the endof each chapterFeatures 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.