Excretion in mammals: role of the renal pelvis in the modification of the urinary concentration and composition.

@article{SchmidtNielsen1977ExcretionIM,
  title={Excretion in mammals: role of the renal pelvis in the modification of the urinary concentration and composition.},
  author={Bodil Schmidt-Nielsen},
  journal={Federation proceedings},
  year={1977},
  volume={36 11},
  pages={2493-503}
}
The mammalian renal pelvis has previously been regarded as having no physiological function other than that of a receptacle for the urine before it moves through the ureter. It has long been known that the renal pelvis in mammals shows elaborate extensions that bring the urine in intimate contact with outer and inner medullary tissue. The epithelium covering these areas is of a type that indicates that transport of solutes and water can take place across it. Physiological studies have shown… CONTINUE READING

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