Urinary System II - Location of Kidneys The kidneys which...

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1 Location of Kidneys The kidneys which are positioned retroperitoneally lie on either side of the vertebral column, high on the posterior wall of the abdominal cavity
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2 Kidney Structure
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3 Functions of the Kidneys removal of metabolic wastes from the blood and excretion to the outside of the body regulation of red blood cell production, blood pressure, calcium ion absorption, and the volume, composition, and pH of the blood . Can you list the other functions we mentioned yesterday?
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4 Renal Blood Vessels
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5 Renal Blood Vessels
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6 Structure of a Nephron
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7 Glomerular Capsule
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8 Nephron and Associated Blood Vessels
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9 Juxtaglomerular Apparatus
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10 Cortical and Juxtamedullary Nephrons cortical nephrons 80% of nephrons located close to the surface of the kidney juxtamedullary nephrons regulate water balance located near the renal medulla
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11 Blood Supply of Nephron The glomerular capillary receives blood from the afferent arteriole and passes it to the efferent arteriole The efferent arteriole gives rise to the peritubular system, which surrounds the tubule Capillary loops called vasa recta dip down into the medulla
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12 Pathway of Blood Flow Through Kidney and Nephron
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13 Urine Formation nephrons remove wastes from the blood and regulate water and electrolyte concentrations urine is the final product of the processes of: glomerular filtration tubular reabsorption tubular secretion
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