Drugs Acting on the Kidney

  • Joanne I. Moore
Part of the Oklahoma Notes book series (OKLAHOMA)


Approximately 60 – 70% of the filtered sodium and potassium ions are removed isotonically from the proximal tubule. After passing the length of the proximal tubule, the volume of the filtrate has therefore been reduced by 30 – 40%, without altering sodium and potassium ion concentrations. Actively transported species include: Example
  • sodium

  • potassium

  • bicarbonate


Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Proximal Tubule Thiazide Diuretic NEPHROGENIC Diabetes INSIPIDUS Distal Convoluted Tubule 
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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joanne I. Moore
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pharmacology, College of Medicine, Health Sciences CenterUniversity of OklahomaOklahoma CityUSA

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