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Kaposi's sarcoma, 678, 679

Karyokinesis, 95

Karyotype, 980, 981

Kawasaki disease, 290t

Kegel exercises, 848

Keloid, 189

Kennedy, John F., 531

Keratinization, 171

Keratinocytes, 171

Keratitis, 497

Ketoconazole, 71

Ketone bodies, 534, 741-42, 741,

866, 868, 873 Ketonemic acidosis, 873 Ketonuria, 843, 873, 875 Ketosis, 875

Kidney(s), 16, 36, 710, 820-30, 821, 822,1012,1013. See also Renal entries age-related changes in, 848-49 blood flow to, 617, 617 blood vessels of, 822-25, 825,

826, 849 cancer of, 669, 838 disorders of, 617, 972t functions of, 821-22 of infant, 843 location of, 820, 822 structure of, 820-21 urine formation, 830-43 Kidney failure, 821-22 acute, 820, 833 chronic, 824, 833

Kidney stones, 761t, 844 Kidney transplant, 673, 824 Kilocalorie, 745 Kinase, 99

Knee-jerk reflex, 402-3, 405 Knee joint, 243, 275, 275, 281t, 286-89, 288, 289, 360 injury to, 287, 289, 291 Köhler, Georges, 668 Korotkoffs sound, 612 Kupffer cells, 635, 709, 712 Kwashiorkor, 769-70, 769 Kyphosis, 231

Essentials of Human Physiology

Essentials of Human Physiology

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