Some transport characteristics of mammalian renal diluting segments.

Abstract

As a consequence of its ability to absorb salt in excess of water, the thick ascending limb of the mammalian kidney dilutes the urine and supplies the energy for counter current multiplication. This latter effect follows directly from the ability of the medullary thick ascending limb (mTALH) to enrich medullary osmolality. In this review, we consider… (More)

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