Urinary System Disorders

Urinary System Disorders - Urinary System Disorders VS 441...

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Review Components of urinary system— Kidneys Ureters Bladder Urethra
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Kidney Composed of Cortex Medulla Pelvis Functional unit Nephron—glomerulo- tubular unit Kidney function Filtration/excretion—main job Hormonal—erythropoetin, renin-angiotensin, Vitamin D synthesis
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Ureters, bladder, urethra Ureters—carry urine from renal pelvis to bladder Bladder—stores urine until voided Urethra—final segment of tract— conveys urine out of body
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Common urinary system disorders Renal failure Acute Chronic Cystitis Bacterial Idiopathic Urolithiasis, urethral obstruction
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ARF from ethylene glycol toxicosis--antifreeze Common cause of ARF in dogs Ethylene glycol metabolic products cause severe metabolic acidosis, deposition of oxalate crystals in kidneys Emergency situation - prompt treatment essential for survival
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Ethylene glycol-induced ARF History—known or
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