Analysis of systems influencing renal hemodynamics and sodium excretion. I. Biochemical systems theory

Sharon L. Reilly, Charles F. Sing, Michael A. Savageau, Stephen T. Turner

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In this article we present a new methodology-Biochemical Systems Theory and Analysis-as an alternative to traditional parametric statistical procedures for investigating differences between risk groups in a population. We review the systems theory and how it can be used to represent a model of processes influencing renal hemodynamics and sodium (Na+) excretion. We also discuss the potential for new measures of the biology of common diseases that can emerge from a synergism between systems theory and population-based statistical approaches.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)55-73
Number of pages19
JournalIntegrative Physiological and Behavioral Science
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1994
Externally publishedYes



  • Common Diseases
  • Genetics
  • Hypertension
  • Renal Hemodynamics
  • Systems theory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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