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B io Factsheet
www.curriculum-press.co.uk Number 150

Answering Exam Questions on the Kidney
This Factsheet is aimed at those students who want to get full marks on kidney questions. If you are unsure of basic kidney structure or function, please
read Factsheet No. 1 first!

When answering exam questions on the…

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Diagram of a nephron

Afferent arteriole Efferent arteriole

Glomerulus

Bowman's/ renal capsule Second/distal convoluted tubule



Efferent venule


First/proximal convoluted
tubule
Collecting duct



Descending limb of loop of Henle




Collecting capillaries (vasa recti)




Ascending limb of loop of Henle



Urine




When…

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Formation of glomerular filtrate
Always refer to the nature of the renal capsule and glomerular membranes, * The raised glomerular blood pressure causes ultrafiltration. This
and to three pressures ­ the glomerular blood pressure, the plasma protein is `filtration under…

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Counter current in the loop of Henle

Descending limb Ascending limb (water impermeable
300
300 300 300 but with powerful active transport
400 300
400 400 400

400
Tissue fluid
fluid flow 400
active transport (Na+) 600 600 600
600…

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