Kidneys

The kidneys serve many purposes. They regulate electrolytes, blood pressure, and acid levels. They also help to filter the blood.

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Kidneys

Is kidney and bladder the same?

no they are not the same although they both belong to the urinary system.

the kidneys are filtering units that remove unwanted waste, minerals, and excess water from the blood as urine. the urine is transferred via the 2 ureters to the bladder where it is stored until the desire to urinate occurs.

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What surrounds the glomerulus?

Bowmans Capsule

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What is the portion of the nephron that empties into the collecting duct?

The distal convoluted tubule is the portion of the nephron that empties into the collecting ducts. It is the last segment of the nephron.

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What will happen to the body if you get kidney failure?

Kidney failure results in death in a few days, usually less than a week, unless the person receives a kidney transplant or is put on a dialysis machine.

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How are your kidneys and a coffee filter alike?

They both filter the things....

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What are the structures found in the renal cortex?

The process of blood filtration starts in the renal cortex which is referred to as the urine manufacturing facility and contains the functional units of the kidneys known as nephrons. Each nephron is supplied with blood from the renal artery via its own individual afferent arteriole. The afferent arteriole enters the glomerulus, which is a bundle of capillaries surrounded by the Bowman's capsule. This is where filtration takes place under pressure. The pressure forces the blood serum through the capillaries, but leaves the blood cells behind. Once the serum crosses the capillary walls it is called filtrate.

The filtrate then enters the renal tubules, which includes the proximal tubule, the Loop of Henle, and then finally, the filtrate leaves the nephrons by means of the collecting duct into the renal pelvis. This then leads to the renal ureters. The ureters then deliver the filtrate that is know called urine into the urinary bladder.
Inside each kidney is the cortex,outer layer,in which the majority of the glomeruli are located, and the medulla, or inner section of tissue, which consists primarily of the tubules and collecting ducts. Inside the medulla lie the renal pelvis and calyes, through which urine flows into the ureter.

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Why are kidneys called kidneys?

The shape of your kidneys resemble the shape of the kidney bean.

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How much is your kidney worth?

£2.50

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Blood Vessels

Which blood vessel takes blood from the kidneys?

renal vein

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What organelles are in a kidney cell?

Nucleus, DNA, mitochondrion, and more

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How does a kidney dialysis machine work?

by taking blood and cleaning it for them then they put it back

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Nutrition
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Legumes

Are edamame beans good for you?

Edamame packs a powerful punch when it comes to nutritional content. It is high in phytoestrogens, a natural plant estrogen. A 100 gram serving (1/3 ounce or about 35 pods) of the beans only, not the pods, has 125 calories pack with 12 grams of protein, 13 grams of carbohydrates, and only 3.5 grams of fat. It is rich in calcium, and phosphorus and is a good source of vitamin A. You can also purchase from your grocery store lightly salted dry roasted edamame soybeans that are gluten free, cholesterol free and MSG free. They also are packed with Vitamin C, Calcium and Iron. A 1/4 cup serving (or 30g) serving contains 130 calories, 4 grams of fat, no saturated or trans fats, 230 mg of sodium (they are salted), 9 grams of Carbohydrates, 7 grams of dietary fiber and 13 grams of protein. So, they are high in protein and low in Net Carbs (which are your total carbs minus your dietary fiber=2grams net carbs), so they make a great snack fo people watching their carb intake and they appeal to those looking for a high protein snack. Hope this helped people looking for a yummy snack that's very healthy for you too!

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Can kidneys function?

While not traditionally discussed, the kidneys’ contributions to maintaining glucose homeostasis are significant and include such functions as the release of glucose into the circulation via gluconeogenesis, uptake of glucose from the circulation to satisfy their energy needs, and reabsorption of glucose at the level of the proximal tubule.

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Which of these is not related to the kidneys?

For A+ Curriculum users, the answer is "bile".

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Is trigone part of the kidney?

The trigone is part of the urinary bladder, not part of the kidney.

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What does the kidney reabsorb?

POTASSIUM, SODIUM, GLUCOSE, CHLORIDE IONS, CALCIUM, MAGNESSIUM, WATER, UREA ETC

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What is the kidneys man kidneys joke?

A man was in a line of patients trying to get his release from a mental institution. He watched as the others went in to meet with the doctor and heard the questions the doctor asked, which were: "point to your right arm", "point to your stomach", point to your toes", point to your knee," and so on. He saw which answers were correct, and which answers were wrong.

When it was his turn, he sat down with the doctor and answered all the questions the correctly. The doctor was amazed, because he knew this patient and his problems. The doctor asked: "how were you able to answer all those answers correctly?"


The patient pointed to his head and replied: "Kidneys, man! Kidneys!"

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Vitamins and Supplements
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Liver
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Is creatine bad for your kidneys?

Yes

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How many kidneys do you have?

Two

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Where does blood purification in the kidneys occur by?

it usually occurs in the nephron wherein blood is purified through reverse osmosis. By monboniechiv

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Why are kidneys important for the human body?

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The sudden stoppage of urine formation is called?

urinary suppression

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What is a normal kidney function count?

60

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What was the first anticoagulant a artificial kidney?

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Why is it beneficial to have 2 kidneys rather than 1?

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