Effects of water load on renal glomerular and tubular function in desert quail.

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Effects of an acute intravenous water load on glomerular and tubular function were studied in the anesthetized desert quail Lophortyx gambelii. Total-kidney glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and single-nephron glomerular filtration rates (SNGFR) of reptilian-type and mammalian-type nephrons increased by more than 50% compared with the GFR and SNGFRs measured… (More)

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