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Professor gilmore has sought to provide students with a short, straightforward account of renal function, uncluttered with scientific sophistication or many references. He has been most successful in clearly describing the kidney's structure and what happens in the glomeruli and tubules, with emphasis on the kidney's part in maintaining the body's normal complement of water and electrolytes. Students will probably be most grateful for the simple exposition of topics like the autoregulation of renal blood flow and glomerular filtration, and the renal regulation of sodium and water balance. Incursions into basic physiology are less happy because of several defects that
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Renal Physiology.. Ann Intern Med. 1973;78:804–805. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-78-5-804_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;78(5):804-805.
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