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Therefore discount 100 mg voltaren fast delivery, GFR varies with changes in K ,f skeletal muscle capillary, there is a much higher resistance hydrostatic pressures in the glomerular capillaries and Bow- A. The middle line is the sum of PBS and the capillary and a glomerular capillary. The differ- the typical skeletal muscle capillary, filtration occurs at the arte- ence between PGC and PBS COP is equal to the net ultrafiltra- rial end and absorption at the venous end of the capillary. In the normal human glomerulus, fil- stitial fluid hydrostatic and colloid osmotic pressures are neg- tration probably occurs along the entire capillary. Assuming that lected here because they are about equal and counterbalance each Kf is uniform along the length of the capillary, filtration rate other. B, In the glomerular capillary, glomerular hydrostatic pres- would be highest at the afferent arteriolar end and lowest at the sure (PGC) (top line) is high and declines only slightly with dis- efferent arteriolar end of the glomerulus. The bottom line represents the hydrostatic pressure in 390 PART VI RENAL PHYSIOLOGY AND BODY FLUIDS man’s capsule, and the glomerular capillary colloid osmotic plasma proteins (e. The glomeru- lar blood flow has important effects on GFR is that the lar ultrafiltration coefficient (Kf) is the glomerular equiva- COP profile is changed along the length of a glomerular lent of the capillary filtration coefficient encountered in capillary. It depends on both the hydraulic conductivity glomerular blood flow were low. Filtering a small volume (fluid permeability) and surface area of the glomerular filtra- out of the glomerular capillary would lead to a sharp rise tion barrier. In chronic renal disease, functioning glomeruli in COP early along the length of the glomerulus. As a are lost, leading to a reduction in surface area available for fil- consequence, filtration would soon cease and GFR would tration and a fall in GFR.

Controlled stimulation of the tend to the auditory cortex (D5) buy 100 mg voltaren with mastercard, which lies ventral lateral nucleus (orange symbols) (B) in the transverse temporal gyri, or Heschl’s con- results also in involuntary sound produc- volutions (p. Sinceitdoesnotre- Lateral Geniculate Body (C) ceive any extrathalamic input, it must be This nucleus (C1) lies somewhat isolated at viewed as an integration nucleus. Afferent theventrocaudalaspectofthethalamusand fibers from the lateral geniculate nucleus is a relatively independent structure. It (collaterals of the optic fibers) and probably shows stratification into six cell layers also fibers from the medial geniculate nu- which are separated by the afferent fiber cleus enter the pulvinar. Crossed and un- There are reciprocal fiber connections be- crossed optic fibers terminate in a regular tween the pulvinar and the cortex of the arrangement (p. In the left lateral genicu- Hence, the pulvinar is not only integrated late body, the temporal half of the retina of into the optic and acoustic systems but is thelefteyeandthenasalhalfoftheretinaof also connected with the cortical areas im- the right eye are represented; in the right portant for language and symbolic thinking lateral geniculate body, the temporal half of (p. The fibers from the macula, which tion) of the pulvinar causes speech disorder in is the region of greatest visual acuity, termi- humans. The neurons of the lateral geniculate nu- cleus send their axons to the visual cortex, Kahle, Color Atlas of Human Anatomy, Vol. Ventral Nuclei, Lateral and Medial Geniculate Bodies 187 B Responses of speech and sound following stimulation of the ven- tral lateral nucleus (according to Schaltenbrand, Spuler, Wahren and A Motor responses following stimu- Rümler) lation of the ventral lateral nu- cleus (according to Schaltenbrand, Spuler, Wahren and Rümler) 2 1 C Fiber connections of the lateral geniculate body 5 3 D Fiber connections of the medial 4 geniculate body Kahle, Color Atlas of Human Anatomy, Vol. During tinuously compensate for changes from the circular ciliary light to dark and from near to far. The meridional aperture and lens system must continu- muscle fibers pull the origins of the long ously adapt to the prevailing conditions. This relaxes both the requires a change in the curva- zonular fibers (), and the lens capsule, ture of the lens (), a change thus causing the lens to round off ().

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