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During the past decade, the body of information comprising renal physiology has grown substantially, largely as the result of the application of newer and more sophisticated techniques to the study of phenomena such as the magnitude and distribution of renal blood flow, the factors regulating glomerular filtration rate and glomerulotubular balance, and the nature of transport events in different functional or morphologic sites of the nephron, or both. At the same time, the format of recent medical curricula has curtailed significantly the time available in preclinical years for teaching renal physiology. For these reasons, Dr. Valtin's text on renal physiology,
Renal Function: Mechanisms Preserving Fluid and Solute Balance in Health.. Ann Intern Med. ;82:127. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-82-1-127_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;82(1):127.
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