Unformatted text preview: And now...the kidneys. functions: •regulation of fluid volume •regulation of osmolarity •ion balance •regulation of pH •excretion of wastes •production of hormones Figure 19-1a remember the kidneys receive 1/5 1/4 of cardiac output Figure 19-1b Figure 19-1 Figure 19-2 approximately isosmotic with plasma (~300 mOsM) Consider one substance at a time.... Figure 19-3 Figure 19-14 Inulin and clearance (volume of plasma per unit time "cleared" of solute) Figure 19-16 ...
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- Spring '10
- Physiology, clearance, Osmolarity