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Physiology Lab Demonstration: Glomerular Filtration Rate in a Rat

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10.3791/52425-v

July 26th, 2015

July 26th, 2015

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1Tactical Combat Casualty Care Research, U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research, 2Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Michigan State University, 3Southwest National Primate Research Center, Texas Biomedical Research Institute

The purpose of this protocol is to demonstrate the principles and techniques for measuring and calculating glomerular filtration rate, urine flow rate, and excretion of sodium and potassium in a rat. This demonstration can be used to provide students with an overall conceptual understanding of how to measure renal function.

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