Unformatted text preview: 3. It has been said that at any given time, about 10% of your total blood volume is found in your kidney. Why is this? This is because the primary responsibility of the kidneys is to filter the blood. 4. Why does kidney pie taste so salty (hint: there is no salt added when it is made)? Since the kidney’s filter blood, the waste product could be in excess of sodium or other minerals that have a salty taste to it. The kidneys are known for using a strong salt gradient to pull water back in through osmosis because the waste contains a lot of water....
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2011 for the course BIO 100 taught by Professor Malchow during the Fall '10 term at Ill. Chicago.
- Fall '10