Pharm ch 26

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Pharm ch 26
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  1. Afferent arterioles
    the small blood vessels approaching the glomerulus (Proximal part of the nephron)
  2. aldosterone
    a mineralocorticoid steroid hormone produced by the adrenal cortex that mediates the actions of the renal tubule in the regulation of sodium and potassium balance in the blood
  3. ascites
    an abnormal intraperitoneal accumulation of fluid (defined as a volume of 500 mL or more) containing large amounts of protein and electrolytes
  4. collecting duct
    the most distal part of the nephron immediately distal to the ascending loop of Henle and proximal to the collecting duct
  5. distal convoluted tubule
    the part of the nephron immediately distal to the ascending loop of Henle and proximal to the collecting duct
  6. diuretics
    drug or other substances that tend to promote the formation and excretion of urine
  7. efferent arterioles
    • the small blood vessels exiting the glomerulus
    • blood has completed its filtration in the glomerulus
  8. filtrate
    • material that passes through a filter
    • material extracted from the blood that ultimately becomes urine
  9. glomerular capsule
    the open, rounded, and most proximal part of the proximal convoluted tubule that surrounds the glomerulus and receives the filtrate from the blood
  10. glomerular filtration rate (GFR)
    the volume of ultrafiltrate extracted per unit of time from the plasma flowing through the glomeruli of the kidney
  11. glomerulus
    cluster of kidney capillaries that marks the beginning of the nephron and is immediately proximal to the proximal convoluted tubule
  12. loop of Henle
    part of the nephron between the proximal and distal convoluted tubules
  13. open-angle glaucoma
    a condition in which pressure is elevated in the eye because of obstruction of the outflow of aqueous humor, but access to the trabecular meshwork remains open
  14. proximal convoluted (twisted) tubule
    the part of the nephron that is immediately distal to the glomerulus and proximal to the loop of Henle

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