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The Renal Countercurrent Mechanism

  • Frank C. Hoppensteadt
  • Charles S. Peskin
Part of the Texts in Applied Mathematics book series (TAM, volume 10)

Abstract

The function of the kidney is to regulate the composition of the blood plasma. The plasma is the part of the blood that remains when the cells have been removed. We shall consider only the regulation of the Na+ content of the blood plasma, but the reader should keep in mind that the kidney is actually regulating the concentrations of many other substances at the same time.

Keywords

Blood Plasma Proximal Tubule Distal Tubule Distal Convoluted Tubule Proximal Convoluted Tubule 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Frank C. Hoppensteadt
    • 1
  • Charles S. Peskin
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Systems Science and EngineeringArizona State UniversityTempeUSA
  2. 2.Department of Mathematics Courant Institute of Mathematical SciencesNew York UniversityNew YorkUSA

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