Chapter 26 study guide.docx - Chapter 26 The Urinary System The intention of this study guide is to provide you with a reference of the concepts you

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Chapter 26: The Urinary System The intention of this study guide is to provide you with a reference of the concepts you should be able to understand . Do not focus on memorization. Focus on understanding the concepts ! Understand the main functions of the urinary system Gross anatomy of the Urinary System Kidneys Fibrous capsule, Perinephric fat, and Renal fascia Hilum Renal sinus Renal cortex and Renal medulla Minor calyx, Major calyx, Renal Pelvis Renal papilla Understand the flow of the blood to kidneys and out of the kidneys (renal arteries and renal veins) Renal nerves and their importance in the physiological activities of the kidney What are Nephrons? Understand the structure and function of the nephrons 1) Renal corpuscle Glomerular (Bowman’s) capsule Capsular outer layer Visceral layer Capsular space Podocytes Glomerulus (capillary network) Intraglomerular mesangial cells How does filtration happen?
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