alexa The osmotic pressure of the urine—from Dutrochet to Korányi, a trans‐European interdisciplinary epic


Journal of Molecular Histology & Medical Physiology

Author(s): Gabriel Richet

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Understanding the physiological and pathological relevance of urinary osmolarity came about through a chain of events in which botany, zoology, physical chemistry, and finally medicine used it as a practical tool. Discovered in 1824 by Henri Dutrochet (1776–1847), osmosis led Sándor1 Korányi (1866–1944) to create a physiological basis of the concept of renal insufficiency. As Gustave Flaubert wrote: ‘les perles ne font pas le collier, c'est le fil’

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This article was published in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation and referenced in Journal of Molecular Histology & Medical Physiology

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