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Chapter 18 - Renal Anesthesiology in Clinical Practice

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  24 May 2023

Alan David Kaye
Louisiana State University School of Medicine
Richard D. Urman
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston
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Kidneys are paired organs, the primary function of which is to excrete metabolic byproducts involving physiologic processes of filtration, reabsorption, secretion, and excretion. The nephron forms the basic functional unit of kidneys and are primarily involved in urine production, excretion of metabolic waste, maintaining serum osmolality, and acid–base homeostasis. All these physiologic processes involve neurohormonal mechanisms and transporters.

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