edited by James W. Fisher and Edward J. Cafruny, 293 pp, with illus, $16, New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1971.
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This volume consists of the proceedings of a conference on renal pharmacology and related fields held in the Department of Pharmacology at Tulane University in January 1970. It will not serve as a comprehensive text on renal pharmacology but does contain a number of good presentations on separate subjects in renal pharmacology and renal physiology and on the extrarenal effects of drugs related to the kidney.
Cafruny discusses reabsorption with emphasis on bidirectional transport of organic acids. Carter describes the effect of renal vasodilator agents on the function of intact kidneys and on the electrolyte content of kidney cortex slices. Rennick and Quebbeman discuss the excretion of naturally occurring substances and of drugs by the proximal tubule. Goldberg reviews previous work on the site of action of diuretics and their effect on urinary electrolyte composition. McGiff and colleagues contribute a comprehensive review of renal prostaglandins with emphasis on their assay,
Levin NW. Renal Pharmacology. JAMA. 1972;220(1):134-135. doi:10.1001/jama.1972.03200010114041