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August 1970

Renal Transport and Diuretics.

Arch Intern Med. 1970;126(2):340. doi:10.1001/archinte.1970.00310080146036

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Abstract

This book contains 46 presentations (including figures, tables, references, and follow-up discussions) from the International Symposium Feldafing held June 21 to 23, 1968. The chairman of the symposium, K. Kramer and H. Schwiegk, state in the preface that "... the planners of this symposium have solicited the participation of internationally acclaimed investigators to consider current problems both in the physiological and clinical domains of nephrology." Accordingly, a vast spectrum of renal physiology and clinical nephrology is discussed within these covers.

The presentations are grouped into three major sections. The first section, "Renal Metabolism," includes studies of carhobydrate, fatty acid, ammonia, and gaseous metabolism either in intact animal kidneys or tissue slices. The second section, "Renal Transport Processes," assesses many aspects of active and passive transport mechanisms related to renal tubular function. Such mechanisms are related to the transport of sodium, potassium, water, and other solutes. Mechanisms of action of steroids, angiotensin,

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