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What level of GFR requires the stopping of medications that could increase potassium levels.
What adreanal hormone helps regulates potassium in renal tubulars
Name the 3 causes of renal failure
Prerenal, intrarenal, postrenal
What are the effects of altered kindey functions.
- excretion of urea
- alteration of maintance of K, Na, and water
- acid-base balance
What are the S/S of uremia
HA, vomiting, dyspnea, insomia, and altered mental status
What other electrolytes is regulated by the kidney
Calcium and phosphrous
How is calcium regulated by the kidney
1. Site of conversion of a metabolite of vitamin D which increases CA absorption in the GUT.
2. PTH increases CA retention and increases phosphate excretion.