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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 25-27

Students' convoluted trouble with renal autoregulation: A teaching note for students and physiology educators


Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Hwee-Ming Cheng
Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2456-1975.183281

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This teaching insight focused on the common misperceptions regarding renal autoregulation (RenAutoreg). The classical model of RenAutoreg is an intrinsic mechanism of a denervated kidney in an in vitro setup. The whole body homeostatic in vivo model of RenAutoreg in a few major texts accounts for the confusion in understanding the intrinsic nature of RenAutoreg first defined originally. RenAutoreg correctly distinguished will provide the basis for appreciating the other intrinsic renal mechanism called glomerulo-tubular balance and also the "second fiddle" role of RenAutoreg in the homeostasis of extracellular fluid/blood volume and arterial pressure.


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