The Kidneys

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  • The Mammalian Kidney
    • Function
      • Excretion
        • Waste products include urea produced by the liver
      • Homeostasis
      • Osmoregulation
      • Regulation of salts in the body
      • Regulation of pH
    • Structure
      • Vena Cava
        • Carries de-oxygenated blood away from the kidneys
      • Aorta
        • Carries oxygenated blood to the kidneys
      • Adrenal Gland
      • Kidney
        • Organs of excretion
      • Renal artery
        • How blood enters the kidney
      • Renal Vein
        • Where filtered blood passes out of the kidneys and through
      • Ureter
        • How the filtrate flows through the collecting duct then passes out of the kidney
      • Bladder
        • Where unwanted waste products are expelled as urine
      • Urethra
        • Transports urine from the bladder to the outside of the body
    • Kidney Nephron
      • 4.High pressure forces liquid and smaller molecules in the blood out of the capillaries and into the Bowman's capsule
      • 5. Liquids and smaller molecules pass through 3 layers to get into the Bowman's capsule and enter the nephron tubule. The capillary wall, basement membrane and the epithelium of the Bowman's capsule
  • The arteriole that takes filetere blood away from the glomerulus is called the efferent arteriole
    • 3. The arteriole that takes blood into each glomerulus is called the afferent arteriole
      • Kidney Nephron
        • 4.High pressure forces liquid and smaller molecules in the blood out of the capillaries and into the Bowman's capsule
        • 5. Liquids and smaller molecules pass through 3 layers to get into the Bowman's capsule and enter the nephron tubule. The capillary wall, basement membrane and the epithelium of the Bowman's capsule

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