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Unformatted text preview: 47.16 26.74 145.57 0.4 49.54 56.28 190.18 0.45 52.57 93.82 213.92 0.5 56.1 137.69 227.49 0.55 59.94 185.24 235.69 0.6 63.83 233.45 240.89-The efferent radius remained at .4mm and the pressure on the volume of blood remained at 90mm Hg for all data recorded Discussion : As the afferent radius was increased in the simulator, the glomerular filtration rate increased. This effect was observed because the arteriole that leads into the glomerulus (afferent) becomes larger while the arteriole that leads out of the glomerulus (efferent) stays the same. In effect, more blood is entering the glomerulus than exiting so the pressue increases, causing the filtration rate to also increase. If the efferent radius were to increase, the pressure inside the glomerulus would decrease as more blood could flow out and the glomerular filtration rate would decrease....
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- Fall '07
- glomerular filtration rate, efferent radius