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BIO 265 Section 7.3: Study Guide Section 7.3 Objectives: Describe how clearance is related to kidney function. Explain how the kidney concentrates and dilutes urine.
Describe how clearance is related to kidney function.
What is Renal Clearance and how is Renal Clearance calculated? o What does the symbol Cx stand for?
How do doctors test kidney clearance?
Explain the only circumstances in which the clearance value is equal to the GFR and why that is.
What is Creatine and what is the average value of Creatine Clearance?
Explain how comparing the clearance value of a substance to the average value for creatinine clearance indicates if a substance is being reabsorbed or secreted by the kidney. Page 1
BIO 265 o Below: reabsorbed by the blood o Above: secreted in urine

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