Physiology of Kidney Development

  • A. Spitzer
  • J. E. Robillard
  • D. N. Weismann
  • N. A. Ayres
  • R. A. Gomez
  • K. T. Nakamura
  • R. L. Chevalier
Conference paper

Abstract

Intrinsic to the process of growth is the maintenance of a positive balance for a variety of substances, including minerals. Phosphate is not only an important constituent of bone but also of soft tissue and, in particular, of muscle, liver, and brain. It is of interest to note that the plasma phosphate concentration bears a direct relationship to the rate of growth, suggesting, but not proving, that an environment high in phosphate is essential to the accretion of new tissue.

Keywords

Phosphorus Magnesium Angiotensin Bicarbonate Prostaglandin 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Spitzer
  • J. E. Robillard
  • D. N. Weismann
  • N. A. Ayres
  • R. A. Gomez
  • K. T. Nakamura
  • R. L. Chevalier

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