LO9-_Urinary_and_fluid_balanceT

LO9-_Urinary_and_fluid_balanceT - 9. How do hydrostatic...

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Urinary System Learning Objectives Due Thursday, June 3 rd 1. What are the major functions of the urinary system? 2. Name the 3 connective tissue layers protecting the kidneys. 3. Know the structure of the kidney (and all of its components including the order of blood vessels) as depicted in figure 25.3 on page 1000. 4. What is a nephron, and what are the two different classes of nephron? 5. Know the components of a nephron as shown on page 1004. 6. Briefly describe the main functions of the following components of the nephron: PCT, DCT, loop of Henle, renal corpuscle, juxtaglomerular apparatus, and collecting ducts. 7. What are the main components of the renal corpuscle? 8. Briefly describe the 3 different processes involved in urine formation.
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Unformatted text preview: 9. How do hydrostatic pressure, colloid osmotic pressure and filtration pressure work in the process of glomerular filtration? 10. Know the physiological mechanisms regulating glomerular filtrations rate. 11. Define tubular reabsorption and transport maximum. 12. What are the major functions of the PCT? 13. Why is tubular reabsorption important? 14. Know the summary of nephron functions as depicted on page 1020. 15. What is the significance of the countercurrent multiplier? 16. What is the significance of vasa recta? 17. What are the physical and chemical characteristics of urine? 18. What is the significance of trigone? 1...
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