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dopamine in tha kidney

C Amiel, F Blanchet, G Friedlander, A Nitenberg
The term "renal functional reserve" (RFR) refers commonly to the reserve of glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and renal blood flow. RFR can be elicited by an oral protein load or by infusion of aminoacids, glucagon, or dopamine. The increase in GFR which follows aminoacid administration results from a cascade of events including at least pancreatic release of glucagon, involvement of an hepatic step yet unidentified, and renal synthesis of vasodilatory prostaglandins. RFR represents a constant fraction of baseline GRF as long as the latter is above 40-50 l/min...
February 15, 1992: La Revue du Praticien
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