Module 7: Urinary System and Acid Base Regulation
Module 7 Objectives:
Describe the functional anatomy
of the Kidney.
Describe the process of filtration,
reabsorption, secretion, and
Describe how clearance is related
to kidney function.
Explain how the kidney
concentrates and dilutes urine.
Explain the hormonal
regulation of urine formation.
Describe the role of the
nephron in acid-base balance.
7.1 - THE KIDNEY: FUNCTION, ANATOMY,
AND THE NEPHRON
7.1.1 - Urinary System Function
Describe the three main functions of the Kidney.
* Filters blood
* produces hormones
* regulates body pH
7.1.2 - Functional Anatomy of the Urinary System
The path from Blood to Urine:
Describe the anatomy and path that
urine takes as the blood travels from the abdominal aorta and is
filtered in the kidney to be excreted
You may want to
create a concept map on
that allows you to zoom in and add
further details as you learn about them.
Here are a few great videos that give an overview of the Kidneys:
TED-Ed How do your kidneys work by Emma Bryce:
Urinary System by Tammy Moore:
Why do we need kidneys by macrophage:
HEAT Inc., Health Education & Training: The Urinary System:
Bozeman Science: The Urinary System Overview:
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Module 7: Study Guide