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?
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
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.