Renal Morphology

  • William H. Dantzler
Part of the Zoophysiology book series (ZOOPHYSIOLOGY, volume 22)


Similarities and differences exist among vertebrate classes in gross external morphology, internal organization, and cellular structure of kidneys. Since these similarities and differences are related to similarities and differences in renal function, some knowledge of structure is important for understanding function. However, this volume is not a treatise on renal morphology and only those known morphological features that appear most important for an understanding of comparative renal function are discussed.


Proximal Tubule Distal Tubule Afferent Arteriole Nephron Segment Efferent Arteriole 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • William H. Dantzler
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  1. 1.Health Sciences Center, College of Medicine, Department of PhysiologyThe University of ArizonaTucsonUSA

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