Urinary System

Urinary System - The Urinary System Assigned reading:...

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Assigned reading: Chapter 24, pp.879-900 The Urinary System The Urinary System
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Kidney Anatomy
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Figure 24.9 The Nephron Structure: Renal corpuscle Glomerulus Bowman’s capsule
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Figure 24.9 The Nephron Structure: Renal corpuscle Glomerulus Bowman’s capsule Tubules Proximal convoluted tubule Loop of Henle Distal convoluted tubule Collecting duct
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Afferent arteriole Glomerular capillaries Efferent arteriole Glomerular capsule Rest of renal tubule Peritubular capillary Urine a b c Kidney Physiology Overview of Functions
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Capillary Beds Glomerulus Afferent arteriole Efferent arteriole Peritubular capillaries
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The Filtration Membrane
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Glomerular Filtration Glomerular capsule Afferent arteriole 10 mm Hg Net Filtration Pressure (NFP) = Glomerular (blood) hydrostatic pressure (55 mm Hg) = Blood colloid osmotic pressure (30 mm Hg) = Capsular hydrostatic pressure (15 mm Hg) Key:
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Glomerular Filtration Rate Total amount of filtrate formed per minute
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This note was uploaded on 06/10/2010 for the course BIOL 252 taught by Professor Johnson during the Spring '07 term at UNC.

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