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What does "partial pressure" mean in the setting of arterial CO₂?

You’re right that gases (including carbon dioxide) are mainly transported in solution. As you say, dissolved gasses do not exert a pressure. Your intuition about what partial pressure means in this ...
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Do kidney donors eventually undergo glomerular hypertrophy in their kidneys?

This might be a bit delayed but this 2016 study on 29 kidney donors might be worth a read: "In healthy kidney donors, compensatory hypertrophy of the remaining kidney occurs in 79.3% of the ...
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How does amiloride increase calcium reabsorption in the kidneys?

Regarding calcium transport in the kidney: In contrast with the proximal tubule and the thick ascending limb of the loop of Henle, the distal tubule reabsorbs calcium exclusively via the ...
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Lithium side effects (kidney)

The Impact Of Long-Term Lithium Treatment On Renal Function In An Outpatient Population Lithium is known to affect renal concentrating ability, and lithium-induced polyuria is not uncommon, estimated ...
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What does "partial pressure" mean in the setting of arterial CO₂?

Ooh, this is an interesting question. I'll try to go over each of your questions one by one here. I believe that all the CO2 in the blood are dissolved in plasma. I think this is true because if it ...
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Why do corticosteroids have few kidney-related side effects?

Corticosteroids block the enzyme Phospholipase A2 (PLA2) which catalyses the first step in arachidonic acid synthesis pathway. But, NSAIDs blocks activity of cyclooxygenases (COX 1 and COX 2). So, ...
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