The Renal System, 3rd Edition

Systems of the Body Series
Authors :
Stephen H. Hughes & Vincent Lee & Amanda Mather
Date of Publication: 07/2022

The Systems of the Body series has established itself as a highly valuable resource for medical and other health science students following today’s systems-based courses. Now thoroughly revised and updated in this third edition, each volu ...view more

The Systems of the Body series has established itself as a highly valuable resource for medical and other health science students following today’s systems-based courses. Now thoroughly revised and updated in this third edition, each volume presents the core knowledge of basic science and clinical conditions that medical students need, providing a concise, fully integrated view of each major body system that can be hard to find in more traditionally arranged textbooks or other resources. Multiple case studies help relate key principles to current practice, with links to clinical skills, clinical investigation and therapeutics made clear throughout.

Each (print) volume also now comes with access to the complete, enhanced eBook version, offering easy anytime, anywhere access - as well as self-assessment material to check your understanding and aid exam preparation.

The Renal System provides highly accessible coverage of the core basic science principles in the context of clinical case histories, giving the reader a fully integrated understanding of the system and its major diseases.

  • Introduction to the Renal System
  • Body Fluids, Nephron Function and Diuretics
  • Water Balance and Regulation of Osmolality
  • Acid–Base Balance and Regulation of pH
  • Glomerular Filtration and Acute Kidney Injury
  • Proteinuria and the Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Glomerulonephritis and the Acute Nephritic Syndrome
  • Diabetic Nephropathy and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Failure and Replacement of Renal Function
  • Hypertension and the Kidney
  • Pregnancy and the Kidney
  • Urinary Tract Obstruction and Stones
  • Renal Masses, Cysts and Urinary Tract Tumours
  • Drugs and the Kidney

Systems of the Body Series:

  • The Renal System
  • The Musculoskeletal System
  • The Nervous System
  • The Digestive System
  • The Endocrine System
  • The Respiratory System
  • The Cardiovascular System

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The Systems of the Body series has established itself as a highly valuable resource for medical and other health science students following today’s systems-based courses. Now thoroughly revised and updated in this third edition, each volume presents the core knowledge of basic science and clinical conditions that medical students need, providing a concise, fully integrated view of each major body system that can be hard to find in more traditionally arranged textbooks or other resources. Multiple case studies help relate key principles to current practice, with links to clinical skills, clinical investigation and therapeutics made clear throughout.

Each (print) volume also now comes with access to the complete, enhanced eBook version, offering easy anytime, anywhere access - as well as self-assessment material to check your understanding and aid exam preparation.

The Renal System provides highly accessible coverage of the core basic science principles in the context of clinical case histories, giving the reader a fully integrated understanding of the system and its major diseases.

  • Introduction to the Renal System
  • Body Fluids, Nephron Function and Diuretics
  • Water Balance and Regulation of Osmolality
  • Acid–Base Balance and Regulation of pH
  • Glomerular Filtration and Acute Kidney Injury
  • Proteinuria and the Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Glomerulonephritis and the Acute Nephritic Syndrome
  • Diabetic Nephropathy and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Failure and Replacement of Renal Function
  • Hypertension and the Kidney
  • Pregnancy and the Kidney
  • Urinary Tract Obstruction and Stones
  • Renal Masses, Cysts and Urinary Tract Tumours
  • Drugs and the Kidney

Systems of the Body Series:

  • The Renal System
  • The Musculoskeletal System
  • The Nervous System
  • The Digestive System
  • The Endocrine System
  • The Respiratory System
  • The Cardiovascular System


Author Information
By Vincent Lee, Renal Physician, Westmead & Blacktown Hospitals, Norwest Private Hospital Clinical Associate Professor and Academic Lead (Medicine), Sydney Medical School – Westmead, University of Sydney and Amanda Mather, Renal Physician, Royal North Shore Hospital Sydney, Australia