Mar 24 - renal intro

Mar 24 renal intro - NURS 216 Spring 2010 Sabra H Smith MS RN KidneyAnatomy Gross anatomy of the kidney ureters bladder urethra q Blood supply to

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Renal System Disorders NURS 216, Spring 2010 Sabra H. Smith, MS, RN
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Kidney Anatomy Gross anatomy of the kidney, ureters, bladder, urethra Blood supply to and from the kidney Structure of the nephron
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Blood Flow to the Kidney Renal arteries branch off of abdominal aorta Renal veins drain into inferior vena cava Afferent arteriole, glomerulus, efferent arteriole, peritubular capillaries Kidneys receive 20-25% of CO Afferent arterioles can ‘autoregulate’ their blood flow
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http://health.howstuffworks.com/adam-200032.htm
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1.2 MILLION nephrons per kidney Nephrons do not regenerate Good kidney will “Take up the slack”
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Kidney Physiology PRIMARY FUNCTION: maintain volume and composition of ECF within normal limits - excretion of water, Na, urea, creatinine, drugs, other electrolytes Also synthesizes and degrades some hormones
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GFR = volume of plasma filtered every minute Varies with blood pressure Is determined by the pressure gradient between glomerular capillary and
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This note was uploaded on 02/15/2011 for the course NURS 216 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '10 term at South Carolina.

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Mar 24 renal intro - NURS 216 Spring 2010 Sabra H Smith MS RN KidneyAnatomy Gross anatomy of the kidney ureters bladder urethra q Blood supply to

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