Homeostasis and Kidney Function

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What are the 2 main functions of the kidney?
1. removal of nitrogenous metabolic waste from the body. 2. Osmoregulation
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What is the definition of osmoregulation?
The mechanism by which the balance of water + dissovled solutes is regulated.
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What is urea?
A poisonous chemical made by the liver.
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Where are amino acids deanimated?
In the liver.
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What is the definition of deanimation?
The breakdown of excess amino acids by the removal of the amine group. urea
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