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    Kidneys

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    Kidneys In vertebrates, kidneys are the two major organs of excretion. Excess water, toxic waste products of metabolism such as urea, uric acid, and inorganic salts are disposed of by kidneys in the form of urine. Kidneys are also largely responsible for maintaining the water balance of the body and the pH of the blood. Kidneys play important roles in other bodily functions, such as releasing the erythropoietin protein, and helping to control blood pressure. Kidneys are paired, reddish-brown,

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    Function of Kidneys: Kidneys are filter organs present in vertebrates which help in removing water soluble wastes from the blood. A normal human body possesses two kidneys which are bean shaped and weigh around 150 grams each. Kidneys function as the waste disposal system of our body. Every day kidneys are processing around 200 litres of filtrate while absorbing large amount of it and producing around 1 to 2 litres of waste. Kidneys allow reabsorption of molecules from this filtrate into the blood

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    Physiology Of The Kidney

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    having urinary tract infection. Let’s start with how kidney works. Kidneys are an important part of our body and are bean shaped organ that performs several important roles in the body, which is located below the ribcage. They are essential in the urinary system and their function is to remove extra fluid from the body, make urine, help to make red blood cells, controlling body’s chemical reaction, and even help to control blood pressure. The kidney removes extra wastes and extra water from the blood

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    Kidney Essay

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    Each kidney contains over one million microscopic filtering units called nephrons. Urea, along with salt, water and glucose is extracted from the blood in the kidney by a process called ultrafiltration. Blood that passes the top of the nephron is under high pressure, so fluid is forced through the sieve-like capillaries and into the capsule. This fluid is called the filtrate. It does not contain any blood cells or larger proteins, as they are too big to pass out of the capillaries and into the capsule

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    Waiting for a Kidney

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    Waiting for a Kidney In the United States there are 122,365 people waiting for organs to be donated; of those 100,218, are waiting for a kidney transplant. The transplant list is so long that some patients wait up to 10 years to receive a kidney. These patients wait in agony for a kidney they may never receive. An article by Barbara Mantel affirms that the most common reasons for kidney transplant include: Hypertension, Diabetes mellitus, kidney stones, Inherited Kidney disease, and inflammatory

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    Kidney Essay

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    The kidneys play key roles in body function not only by filtering and getting rid of waste products but also by balancing the electrolyte levels in the body, controlling blood pressure and stimulating the production of red blood cells. As the kidneys filter blood, they create urine which collects in the kidney’s pelvis funnel shaped structure that drain down tubes called ureters to the bladder. The kidneys are located in the abdomen towards the lower back. Each kidney is about 4 or 5 inches long

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    Kidney Essay

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    1. The kidneys help filter the waste of the body. It processes one-third of the blood that runs throughout the entire body every minute. The kidneys are located in the muscular wall of the abdominal cavity. They are held in place by a layer of adipose tissue, the perirenal fat. Kidneys are bean-shaped with curves that allow other organs to accommodate. The internal curve allows a dedication of space to the renal artery, ureter, and renal vein. These three parts enter he kidney. The renal capsule

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    The neural control of the kidneys is through the sympathetic nervous system, efferent renal sympathetic nerves innervation and neuroeffector junctions have been identified along the renal vasculature, the tubules, the granular cells of juxtaglomerular apparatus (Kate etal, 2004; Edward etal, 2011). The action of sympathetic system is via the release the norepinephrine at sympathetic nerve terminals into the interstitial space. A moderately high levels of nerve stimulation has more effect on efferent

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    What are Kidney Stones in Cats? The kidneys are responsible for filtering the blood, removing wastes such as mineral salts, urea and toxins and excreting these filtered wastes with water in the form of urine. Some of these wastes that are normally excreted by the kidneys aren 't completely soluble and remain in the kidneys, forming crystals or renal calculi. Over time, these crystals can form stones, known as nephroliths, and cause a condition known as nephrolithiasis. Kidney stones don 't typically

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    Kidney Stones

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    can say that they have experienced one of the most painful episodes one can go through. Some have said that compared to this, pregnancy is easy. Over half a million people will experience kidney stones this year, and a third of them will be hospitalized. Kidney stones are hard, crystalline deposits in the kidney. They are usually hexagonal, eighty percent of which are made of calcium. These calcium stones are two to three times more common in men, and are most likely to reoccur. The calcium oxalate

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