From the Back Cover
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.
*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 --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.