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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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Swollen Kidneys

The Case of the Man with the Swollen Kidneys Mr. Newman is a 49 year old male who has hematuria, fever and severe flank pain. He also has bilateral lumbar tenderness, bilateral renal enlargement, liver enlargement, ankle and facial edema, skin pallor, and lung sounds suggest pulmonary edema. His vital signs are as follows: BP 172/100, heart rate 92 beats per minute, and a temperature of 102.2 F. There have been some labs done. His red blood count is 3.1 million cells, white blood count is 22...

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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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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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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 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 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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How Medication Effects the Kidney and Liver

The kidney and the liver are two of the four major routes a drug takes when trying to leave the body. If someone has kidney or liver disease, how a person’s body handles that drug is greatly affected. Drinks, food and or lifestyle habits that put added stress and cause damage to your kidneys or liver, foe example alcohol abuse or chronic exposure to toxins such as paint fumes, can affect how well you process drugs. Kidney and or liver stress/damage usually raises drug levels a lot higher than normal...

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High Desert Kidney Hope Case Study

community service organization that I chose was High Desert Kidney Hope. This organization is there to help the people that have kidney disease. They don’t only help the person with the disease but the family as well. Their mission statement is “Our Mission is to improve the quality of life for kidney patients and their families both through individual grants to meet basic needs as well as through educating the High Desert community about kidney disease and the needs of these individuals. We are residents...

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