The Kidneys

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  • Created on: 10-04-14 11:12
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  • The Kidneys
    • Removal of urea - produced in the liver by excess amino acids
    • Adjustment of salt levels in the blood - how much gets reabsorbed
    • Adjustment of water content in the blood
      • Osmoregulation
        • the constant balance of water going in and out the body
      • We lose water by; breathing, sweat and urine
      • Gain water by food and drink
      • ADH controls the amount of water reabsorbed
        • Water loss - Brain detects - Pituitary Gland = more ADH - kidney reabsorbs more water
        • Water gain - Brain detects - Pituitary Gland = less ADH - kidney reabsorbs less water


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