The excretion of water and of solute by the normal urinary system

Hendry, E.B., Harrison, I. M. and Fletcher, M. J. (1964) The excretion of water and of solute by the normal urinary system. Clinica Chimica Acta, 10(3), pp. 243-252. (doi:10.1016/0009-8981(64)90142-1) (PMID:14205913)

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Abstract

The majority of urine specimens, including the “morning specime”, can be shown to be mixtures of dilute and of concentrated urines. The differences in osmolality and the differences in concentration of these urines may be very considerable. The osmolality of a urine specimen after dehydration for 12–14 hours is a poor measure of the ability of the urinary system to elaborate a concentrated urine. If the urine flow rate is kept within the limits of 14 to 75 ml per hour, either by mild dehydration or by the smoking of tobacco, then there is a linear relationship between the water and the solute output in unit time.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:UNSPECIFIED
Authors: Hendry, E.B., Harrison, I. M., and Fletcher, M. J.
College/School:UNSPECIFIED
Journal Name:Clinica Chimica Acta
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0009-8981
ISSN (Online):0009-8981

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