Chapter24UrinaryMarieb

Chapter24UrinaryMarieb - Ch 24: Urinary System Objectives...

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Unformatted text preview: Ch 24: Urinary System Objectives Identify and describe the components of the urinary system and their function Describe the (histological) organization of the nephron Identify the blood vessels that supply blood to the nephrons Describe the blood flow through and around the nephron Trace a drop of filtrate as it becomes urine Developed by John Gallagher, MS, DVM Functions of Urinary System (Kidneys): Regulate fluid balance (fluid volume) of the body Excrete organic waste products and conserve nutrients, etc Stabilize pH Regulate electrolyte concentrations in the blood Endocrine functions Kidney Location Lateral to vertebral column high on body wall, under floating ribs, in retroperitoneal position (posterior to the parietal peritoneum) The right kidney is slightly inferior to the left kidney in order to accommodate the liver Surrounded by the renal capsule with a fat pad 12 x 6 x 3 cm Bean shaped Hilus indentation Internal Anatomy Cortex: outer layer, light reddish brown, granular appearance (due to many corpuscles) Medulla: darker striped appearance (due to tubules) Subdivided into...
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Chapter24UrinaryMarieb - Ch 24: Urinary System Objectives...

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