S. EDWARD KING, M.S., M.D., F.A.C.P.
Protein excreted by the kidney is derived from the serum proteins filtered through the glomerulus.1 Considerable evidence2, 3 suggests that protein may be re-absorbed from the glomerular filtrate by the renal tubules. Divergence of opinion exists as to whether this tubular re-absorptive function is active normally, and as to its relative importance in renal disease. Protein may be excreted by the normal kidney during congestive heart failure1 following exposure to cold,4 after exercise,5 and under various conditions producing considerable alterations in the renal circulation, including ischemia from the effect of adrenal medullary amines.6
Over the long term, protein excretion
KING SE. POSTURAL ADJUSTMENTS AND PROTEIN EXCRETION BY THE KIDNEY IN RENAL DISEASE1. Ann Intern Med. 1957;46:360–377. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-46-2-360
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1957;46(2):360-377.
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