Anatomic and physiologic changes of the aging kidney.

@article{Lerma2009AnatomicAP,
  title={Anatomic and physiologic changes of the aging kidney.},
  author={Edgar Lerma},
  journal={Clinics in geriatric medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={25 3},
  pages={
          325-9
        }
}
Aging is a degenerative biologic process that affects the kidneys. It is known to be associated with a decline in kidney function coincident with a progressive decrease in the number of functioning nephrons and with glomerular and tubulointerstitial scarring. These changes affect glomerular and tubular function, systemic hemodynamics, and, as a whole, body homeostasis. 
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