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Kappa receptors, 88 Kidneys acid-base balance by, 308-309 anatomy of, 309-312 blood flow, see Renal blood flow Bowman's capsule of, 310-311, 313

chloride reabsorption by, 320 damage of, 340 enzyme production by, 309 extracellular fluid volume regulation by, 308 filtration by, 312-313 functions of, 308 glomerular filtration by,

313-316 glomerulus of, 309 hormone production by, 309 loop of Henle, 311, 321-323 metabolic waste products released by, 308 nephron of, 309-311 nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs effect on, 340 peritubular capillaries of, 309 plasma clearance, 327-329 processes of, 311-313 reabsorption by, 312 secretory functions of, 312 sodium excretion of, 336-338 reabsorption of, 317-320 sympathetic nervous system effects on, 335 tubular elements of anatomy of, 309-312 reabsorption by, 316-325 secretion, 326-327 vasa recta of, 312, 325-326 vascular anatomy of, 309 water excretion of, 338-339 reabsorption of, 320-321 Kupffer cells, 295

Essentials of Human Physiology

Essentials of Human Physiology

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