About the book
This book will collect a series of monographs on the subject of natriuresis. Natriuresis refers to the excretion of sodium by the kidney and is a complex process regulated by a multitude of humoral and physical factors. This topic will be the subject of monographs selected to address topic 2. A considerable amount of this complexity is due to the intrarenal mechanisms involved in determining ultimate sodium excretion which will be addressed in topic 4. These renal mechanism have protean extrarenal manifestations because of the other ions impacted by this process; this is the subject of topic 5. In particular, the cardiovascular system is particularly tied to the topic of natriuresis, and hypertension can often be considered a disease which is largely dependent on such natriuresis. This important area will be covered in topics 1, 3 and 6. In this collection, we hope to share both historical concepts as well as cutting edge information on this topic which is so critical to medicine and public health.