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Primary functions of the kidney: — Maintaining homeostasis through the regulation of fluid and electrolytes and removing wastes through the formation of urine. ž Other important functions: — Regulation of acid-base balance — Control of blood pressure — Renal clearance — Regulation of RBC production — Synthesizing vitamin D to the active form — Secreting prostaglandins — Regulating calcium and phosphorus balance. Nephron ž Each kidney has about 1 million...

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Horseshoe Kidney

Horseshoe Kidney The human body is a wonderful thing. It's not everyday that one takes a second to ponder about all of the wonderful things the human body can do. The brain helps us to be the most intelligent beings on earth. Our hearts beat to keep us alive. What about the kidneys? People typically do not think about what they do for us or consider them one of the human's most amazing organs. What if humans only had one kidney? Would there be any disadvantages compared to the typical human with...

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Kidney Cancer

What is Kidney Cancer? Brittany Elliott University of Phoenix Cancer is one of the most devastating chronic diseases in our world today. Cancer of any form can be deadly, and often is not detected early enough for effective treatment. It can invade any organ, any part of the body, at any time, without warning or cause. The most common type of cancer that affects your kidneys is called Renal Cell Carcinoma. The term “renal” refers to kidneys, and “Carcinoma” is another term for cancer. ...

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Kidney Function

demonstrate the role of the kidneys in the homeostatic control of extracellular fluid volume, plasma ionic concentrations, and osmolality. Three treatment groups were utilized: a Gatorade group, salt-loaded (access to 0.9 g/l00 ml NaCl) group, and a group who only had water. In this experiment the class was able to observe and analyze the changes in urine production as a means of determining the amount of salt the body gets on a day-to-day basis. Introduction: The kidneys are important regulators...

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Homeostasis: Kidney and Blood

in the body are controlled by the kidneys. It is closely linked to the excretion of urea. Urea is a waste product that is made when the liver breaks down proteins that aren’t needed by the body. The kidneys The kidneys clean the blood of any waste products or any chemicals that aren’t required. The waste products and water make up urine which is excreted via the ureter. Any “dirty” blood enters the kidney from the renal artery. After it has entered the kidney, there are many steps in place that...

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donating a kidney for a stranger

of “I’m donating my kidney to a stranger” “I’m donating my kidney to a stranger” is an article written by Richard Wilson in 2008. The article is about a woman, Paula Wilson, who is considered to be Scotland’s first altruistic organ donor. Paula’s decision began when her mother suffered from kidney failure. Paula wanted to donate her kidney to her mother, to save her. Unfortunately Paula and her mother’s blood type wasn’t the same. Therefore Paula couldn’t donate her kidney to her mother. When...

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Kidney Structure

urea or uric acid. Osmolarity is controlled by selective reabsorption/secretion. C 5 types of excretory systems: None in porifera, cnidaria Protonephridia in planaria & rotifers Metanephridia in annelids Malpighian tubules in terrestrial arthropods Kidneys (with nephrons) in vertebrates Protonephridia Have flame bulbs, tubules, and nephridopores. C Flame bulbs selectively filter body fluid to nitrogenous waste. C Fluid collects in tubules and drips outside through the nephridopore. Metanephridia...

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Kidney Essay

keeping the blood glucose at set point. Picture 1 ( http://www.bio.miami.edu/~cmallery/150/physiol/c45x10glu-homeostasis.jpg) In the homeostatic system many organs have specific roles. The kidney as several roles as a homeostatic organ, one of the roles is the regulation of blood PH ‘the kidney excrete a variable amount of hydrogen ions into the urine and conserve bicarbonate ions’ (Principles of human anatomy) as these two activities help regulate the blood PH level. The urogenital system...

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kidney care

The kidneys, each about the size of a fist, play three major roles: removing waste products from the body, keeping toxins from building up in the bloodstream producing hormones that control other body functions, such as regulating blood pressure and producing red blood cells regulating the levels of minerals or electrolytes(e.g., sodium, calcium, and potassium) and fluid in the body After the blood has circulated through the body, it passes into the kidneys. The kidneys filter waste products...

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Kidney Dialysis

How does the kidney function: The kidney has two important functions for the body because it is connected to the body's blood flow, it can help monitor blood pressure and secrete hormones, which can raise blood pressure in the event when it does not receive enough blood flow. However the most important job is filtration of blood. The kidney works to filter out toxins, especially chemicals that are formed as a result of cells using energy. The kidneys also work to maintain the balance of electrolytes...

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