Anatomy & Physio

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Anatomy & Physio
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2011-04-28 05:13:05
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Urinary System
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Urinary System
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  1. Normal pH range of urine
    4.6 - 8.0
  2. Specific Gravity of Urine
    1.003 - 1.035
  3. Name 4 kidney functions
    • 1. Regulates volume, composition and pH of body fluids
    • 2. Controls rate of red blood cell production
    • 3. Regulates blood pressure
    • 4. Regulates calcium ion absorbtion as well as sodium and potassium
  4. Nephrons
    functional units of kidneys
  5. Juxtamedullary Nephrons
    corpuscles locate close to the renal medulla, loops of Henle extend deep into medulla; these play a role in water balance
  6. Corticol Nephrons
    corpuscles located in renal cortex; relatively short loops of Henle that usually do not reach renal medulla (about 85% of nephrons)
  7. 2 parts of Renal Corpuscle
    • Glomerulus
    • Glomerular Capsule or Bowman's Capsule

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