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Aging and the kidney: clinical implications.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3885698     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Beyond the age of 30, kidney size begins to decrease, and there are accompanying decreases in total renal blood flow, outer cortical flow, glomerular filtration rate and the ability both to conserve and to excrete sodium. There is also a decline in concentrating ability and possibly in diluting ability. These changes make the elderly patient more susceptible both to hyponatremic and to hypernatremic states.
M Epstein
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American family physician     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0002-838X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am Fam Physician     Publication Date:  1985 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-05-21     Completed Date:  1985-05-21     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1272646     Medline TA:  Am Fam Physician     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  123-37     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Creatinine / urine
Glomerular Filtration Rate
Hyperkalemia / physiopathology,  therapy
Hyponatremia / physiopathology
Kidney / growth & development,  physiology*,  physiopathology
Kidney Concentrating Ability
Kidney Failure, Acute / physiopathology
Kidney Transplantation
Middle Aged
Sodium / metabolism
Water-Electrolyte Balance
Water-Electrolyte Imbalance / therapy
Reg. No./Substance:
60-27-5/Creatinine; 7440-23-5/Sodium

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