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The anatomy and perfusion of the renal portal system in the red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9523630     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The anatomy of the renal portal system of the red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans) is described, based on dissection of six double latex-injected specimens (three males, three females). The anatomy of these vessels, which had not previously been described in this species, was found not to differ significantly from the fundamental chelonian pattern. Fluoroscopic radioangiography revealed that venous blood returning from the hindlimbs flowed predominantly to the liver and bypassed the kidneys. Blood from the tail either flowed to the kidneys or bypassed them and flowed directly to the liver. A putative valve is described that governs venous blood flow from the caudal body to or around the kidneys.
P Holz; I K Barker; G J Crawshaw; H Dobson
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1042-7260     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Zoo Wildl. Med.     Publication Date:  1997 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-05-04     Completed Date:  1998-05-04     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8915208     Medline TA:  J Zoo Wildl Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  378-85     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pathobiology, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Kidney / blood supply*
Portal System / anatomy & histology*,  physiology
Regional Blood Flow
Renal Circulation*
Turtles / anatomy & histology*,  physiology
Veins / anatomy & histology

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