BIO 188 Study Guide Renal System

BIO 188 Study Guide Renal System - BIO 188 Study Guide #17...

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BIO 188 Study Guide #17 RENAL PHYSIOLOGY Study Questions 1. What are the five major functions of the kidney? Maintenance of salt and water balance, excretion of nitrogenous waste, regulation of blood pH, Erythropoietin (horomone that stimulates RBC production when O2 level low), Renin (enzyme that helps regulate blood pressure) 2. What is the functional unit of the kidney and how many are there in each kidney? Nephron, 1 million 3. How much oxygen do the kidneys consume per day? ¼ of resting oxygen consumption 4. What percentage of the 180 L of blood filtered daily by the kidney is excreted as urine? 1.5 liters 5. Name the parts of the nephron and their functions. Glomerulus (filters blood along capillaries), renal tubule (processes glomerular filtrate into urine), peritubular capillaries (reabsorbtion of water and various solutes from renal tubule 6. What two components of blood are not filtered by the kidney. Large molecules and proteins
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This note was uploaded on 10/25/2010 for the course BIO 188 taught by Professor Capco during the Spring '08 term at ASU.

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BIO 188 Study Guide Renal System - BIO 188 Study Guide #17...

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