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Like its highly acclaimed predecessors, the Fifth Edition of this classic effectively integrates the essentials of renal and electrolyte physiology with the common clinical disorders of acid-base and electrolyte balance.
FEATURES: *An easy-to-read writing style that demystifies this difficult subject *Basic science coverage of water and electrolyte physiology, renal physiology, and regulation of water and electrolyte balance *Clinical chapters that quickly guide you through key points of etiology, pathophysiology, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of common disorders *Crystal clear figures and handy tables that summarize key information *End-of-chapter problems that test mastery of the material
NEW IN THIS EDITION: *New sections on endothelin and nitric oxide *State-of-the-art information on the properties of the calcium-sensing receptor *Revised and expanded coverage of the neurologic sequelae of hyponatremia *In-depth discussion of the edematous states, including heart failure, nephrotic syndrome, and cirrhosis *Hundreds of new references
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