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A virtually unique characteristic of mammals is their ability to conserve body water when necessary through the excretion of a reduced volume of urine with a higher solute concentration than plasma. The past 2 decades have seen revolutionary developments in our understanding of how this vital function is achieved. In this short monograph Professor Dicker attempts to summarize the most important theoretical considerations and experimental observations that have contributed to the revolution.
It is perhaps not surprising to find a certain unevenness of quality in a monograph such as this which deals with a rapidly changing body of knowledge. An
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Mechanisms of Urine Concentration and Dilution In Mammals.. Ann Intern Med. 1971;74:466–467. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-74-3-466_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;74(3):466-467.
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