10_Excretory_System_S13

2 state the pathway of wastes through the human

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Unformatted text preview: 95 Dialysis • Hemodialysis removes blood from an artery into dialysis tubing that is surrounded by dialysis fluid. This set- up works based on the principles of diffusion and osmosis. The fluid is prepared so that the nitrogenous wastes and necessary ions are removed while the other components of the blood are retained. • Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) involves a catheter in the abdominal cavity in which the patient inserts dialysis fluid, and then later removes the fluid. This cycle is repeated several times per day. Infection is a major problem. Kidney transplants: About 1/3 of all kidney transplants are from living donors, the rest from organ donors who recently died. The shelf life on a donated kidney is a maximum of 48 hours. The best matches usually come from a close relative. Like all transplants, anti- rejection drugs are taken for a lifetime to suppress the recipient’s immune system. Biology 1115, Class Outlines and Study Guide 96 Study Guide for the Excretory System Disclaimer: These questions are meant to help you review and organize you lecture notes and to further think about the concepts discussed in lecture. There may be topics that we discuss in class that...
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This note was uploaded on 07/20/2013 for the course BIOLOGY 1115 taught by Professor Bates during the Spring '13 term at UNC Charlotte.

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