Kidneys

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

2,616 Questions
Science
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Urinary System
Kidneys

The functional unit of the kidney is known as?

It is known as the nephron.

656667
Conditions and Diseases
Kidneys
Hormones

What is aldosterone?

Aldosterone is a mineralocorticoid hormone secreted by the adrenal cortex, which regulates the balance of sodium and potassium in the body.

636465
Kidneys

How efficient is a kidney dialysis machine in comparison to a healthy kidney?

Depends which machine, hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis machine. Both are efficient and u can live long, but definitely not as much as you could with a healthy kidney. Dialysis machines purify you're blood but they don't purify it always well enough and they purify blood elements that they should not purify also. So its best to be healthy :)

596061
Kidneys

How do you know if your kidney is bruised?

You might see blood in your urine. And then, you might have blood in your urine, but not enough for you to see without a microscope. See your doctor for a simple urine test.

575859
Kidneys

What is the function of a kidney?

They filter the blood, and remove wastes which are diverted to the urinary bladder. In producing urine, the kidneys excrete wastes such as urea and ammonium; the kidneys also are responsible for the reabsorption of water, glucose, and amino acids.

The kidneys also produce hormones including calcitriol, renin, and erythropoietin.

the main function unit of the kidney is the nephron The kidneys regulate the body's fluid volume, mineral composition and acidity by excreting and reabsorbing water and inorganic electrolytes.

565758
Kidneys

What is the function of the renal cortex?

is to filter blood and remove waste product from the body

555657
Pain
Kidneys

What relieves kidney pain?

Your kidneys are so important to your overall health that you should not take any chances--particularly if there is blood in your urine or the pain has been around for several days. Get to a doctor as soon as possible.

515253
Law & Legal Issues
Diamonds
Kidneys

Why is it illegal to sell your kidneys?

Fear of exploitation.

535455
Kidneys

What is kidney failure?

Kidney failure is when your kidney stops working and metabolic wastes accumulate in your body. These wastes are toxic and you therefore need dialysis or a kidney donor. A person can live with only one kidney.

535455
Science
Islam
Urinary System
Kidneys

Is the Kidney transplantation forbidden in Islam?

No. It is not forbidden.

535455
Kidneys

Why are kidneys called kidneys?

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

525354
Medication and Drugs
Back Neck and Spinal Pain
Liam Payne
Kidneys

How does imipramine work in kidney related problems?

Imipramine has been used for a number of years for thr treatment of bedwetting in patients over the age of 6, though the primary indication is for use as an antidepressant. It is generally used after possible organic causes have been ruled out. The precise mechanism of action of imipramine is not definitely known. It may affect the muscles of the bladder, or it may have some effect on the hormone that causes the kidneys to release urine antidiuretic hormone (ADH), or it may work by causing the child to sleep more lightly. The mode of action of the drug in controlling childhood enuresis is thought to be apart from its antidepressant effect.

515253
Kidneys

What is ectopic of left kidney?

Renal ectopia or ectopic kidney describes a kidney that is not located in its usual position. Ectopic kidneys are thought to occur in approximately one in 1,000 births, but only about one in 10 of these are ever diagnosed. Some of these are discovered incidentally, such as when a child or adult is having surgery or an X-ray for a medical condition unrelated to the renal ectopia. Ectopic kidneys can be located anywhere along the path of their usual ascent from where they initially form to where normal kidneys lie in the upper abdomen. Simple renal ectopia refers to a kidney that is located on the proper side but is in an abnormal position. Crossed renal ectopia refers to a kidney that has crossed from the left to the right side (or vice versa) so that both kidneys are located on the same side of the body. These kidneys may or may not be fused. It is important to note that renal ectopia is frequently associated with congenital abnormalities of other organ systems. SYMPTOMS: The function of the kidney itself is generally not abnormal to begin with, but because of the change in the usual anatomic relationships, the kidney may have difficulty draining. Up to 50 percent of ectopic kidneys are at least partially blocked. Over time, obstruction can lead to serious complications, including urinary tract infections, kidney stones and kidney failure. Ectopic kidneys are also associated with vesicoureteral reflux (VUR), a condition where urine backs up from the bladder through the ureters into the kidneys. Over time, VUR can lead to infections that also can destroy the kidney. Interestingly, the non-ectopic kidney can also have functional abnormalities such as obstruction or VUR. The most common symptoms related to the ectopic kidney that lead to diagnosis include urinary tract infections, abdominal pain or a lump that can be felt in the abdomen. TREATMENT Treatment for the ectopic kidney is only necessary if obstruction or vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) is present. If the kidney is not severely damaged by the time the abnormality is discovered, the obstruction can be relieved or the VUR corrected with an operation. However, if the kidney is badly scarred and not working well, removing it may be the best choice. It is possible to live a normal life after removal of a kidney provided that the remaining kidney functions well.

495051
Kidneys

What is the function of the kidneys?

1. The kidneys perform the essential function of removing waste products from the blood and regulating the water fluid levels. 2. The kidneys receive blood through the renal artery. The blood is passed through the structure of the kidneys called nephrons, where waste products and excess water pass out of the blood stream. *Basically* The kidneys regulate the body's fluid volume, mineral composition and acidity by excreting and reabsorbing water and inorganic electrolytes. This helps balance these substances (which include sodium, potassium, chloride, calcium, magnesium, sulfate, phosphate and hydrogen) in the body and keep their normal concentrations in the extracellular fluid. Body fluid volumes, which are regulated by the kidneys, are related to blood volume and the blood pressure in your arteries.
it eliminates water and waste products from the body. controls sodium balance, chloride balance follows sodium, potassium balance, control of H2O balance excretion of organic acids
It filters toxic substances, primarily uric acid, out of the blood.
The kidneys perform the essential function of removing waste products from the blood and regulating the water fluid levels.

they are they hold your pee


to filter out the things that your body doesn't need

Answer:The kidney's main function are to produce urine.

eliminates waste from the body

The kidneys remove wastes and water from the blood to form urine. Urine flows from the kidneys to the bladder through the ureters.

the main function unit of the kidney is the nephron The kidneys regulate the body's fluid volume, mineral composition and acidity by excreting and reabsorbing water and inorganic electrolytes.

Answer:

1. The kidneys perform the essential function of removing waste products from the blood and regulating the water fluid levels. 2. The kidneys receive blood through the renal artery. The blood is passed through the structure of the kidneys called nephrons, where waste products and excess water pass out of the blood stream. *Basically* The kidneys regulate the body's fluid volume, mineral composition and acidity by excreting and reabsorbing water and inorganic electrolytes. This helps balance these substances (which include sodium, potassium, chloride, calcium, magnesium, sulfate, phosphate and hydrogen) in the body and keep their normal concentrations in the extracellular fluid. Body fluid volumes, which are regulated by the kidneys, are related to blood volume and the blood pressure in your arteries.

it eliminates water and waste products from the body. controls sodium balance, chloride balance follows sodium, potassium balance, control of H2O balance excretion of organic acids

It filters toxic substances, primarily uric acid, out of the blood.

The kidneys perform the essential function of removing waste products from the blood and regulating the water fluid levels.

they are they hold your pee
Kidneys help to normalize nitrogen balance,blood pressure,erythropoiesis (formation of red blood cells), and ect.
The kidneys are very important to your urinary system. It is responsible for cleaning your blood from waste products and also dead red and white blood cells. Then it turns it in to urine and poo and then is removed.

It maintains the amount of water in the body.
Kidneys are a blood purification system that remove water and salts from your body. Without kidneys there would be no way to rid your body of many soluble wastes and your health would suffer.

Kidneys also provide a vital readout for your doctor to evaluate your health - the urine composition (sugar, blood, colour, acidity, protein, etc.) gives a good sense of your overall health.
it filters excretary matters from blood
Function of Kidneys:

* cleanse blood * maintain concentrations * partly controls hydration * gets rid of nitrogenous waste * feeds all unwanted into ureter (this leads to the bladder, then the urethra)
The kidneys are sophisticated reprocessing machines. Every day, your kidneys process about 200 quarts of blood to sift out about 2 quarts of waste products and extra water.

Which, if you ever watch boxing they do not allow hitting in the back(kidney's location) because you will pee your pants.

So, Kidneys digest after the stomach and make PEE or POOP
makes urine

515253
Conditions and Diseases
Kidneys

What diseases affect the kidneys?

Diabetes is one of the main diseases that affects the kidneys the most. High blood pressure can also damage the kidneys and then there are specific diseases that only target the kidneys as well.

Hyponatremia, Hypernatremia, Hypolsalemin, Hyperlsalimia, Hematuria, Proteinuria, chronic kidney disease., UTI, kidney cancer, kidney stones, nephritis, renal failure, glomerulonephritis, and others.

495051
Conditions and Diseases
Blood
Urinary System
Kidneys

How many liters of blood can the kidneys filter per day?

150 to 180 liters are filtered in 24 hours

171819
Islam
Kidneys

Is the Kidney transplantation fobidden in Islam?

Islamic scholars in the second group consider renal transplantation acceptable, basing their argument on the fact that Islam encourages adherents to help others and to save life. The Qur'an says "If anyone kills a person not in (lawful) retaliation for murder, or to spread mischief in the land, it would be as if he killed all mankind, and if anyone saves a life, it would be as if he saved the life of all mankind" (The Holy Qur'an). In addition, they argue that renal transplants are performed out of feelings of benevolence and true love for mankind, and that God loves those who love others. "They give their brothers preferences over themselves even though they were (themselves) in need of that (which they gave). And whoever is saved from his own covetousness ... will be successful" (The Holy Qur'an). I, personally follow the second group consider renal transplantation acceptable. Hope that will be helpful Abdelrhman Tamimi == == == == According to my limited knowledge, in any case of donation of a human organ to another human, Islam's basic requisite is that no lives are endangered and the donation is not being given in order to earn money. Therefore if the person donating the kidney does not pose a threat to his own lfe by donating it and is not doing it for the money, then he may donate, as an act of saving another human being's life. Allah is however the all knowing.

495051
Kidneys

What are kidney enzymes?

Kidney enzymes are enzymes specific to the kidney.

Enzymes are protein molecules that speed up (or catalyze) chemical reactions in the body. These chemical reactions serve a wide variety of functions, many involving the production of special molecules in the body. Some of these molecules are produces relatively exclusively by the kidney. To limit the production of these molecules to the kidney requires that only the kidney contains the necessary enzymes needed to produce these molecules. These enzymes would logically be called kidney enzymes.

An example of a molecule produced relatively exclusively by the kidney is calcitriol, the active form of vitamin D3. Calcitriol is produced through a chemical reaction catalyzed by the kidney enzyme 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 1-α-hydroxylase (also called 1α-hydroxylase).

One enzyme that is made by the kidneys is renin. It is part of the renin-angiotensin mechanism that helps regulate blood pressure.

474849
Biology
Chemistry
Kidneys

What is the function of petrie dish?

it is pietri dish and you can use it several ways in a lab Mostly you use it to caltivate in vitro, tissue culture etc

474849
Kidneys

If you have only one kidney and you get a kidney infection could the kidney infection be deadly?

Kidney infections, the most common being one called pyelonephritis, can lead to death if untreated. Yes, the risk increases in a patient with only one kidney. For this reason, you should see a doctor immediately if you have pain while urinating, notice blood in the urine, or have recently developed flank pain.

These symptoms, especially with regard to the urine, are also indicative of a lower urinary tract infection (UTI), which is the most common cause of pyelonephritis. What happens most frequently is that the bacteria causing the UTI (usually E. coli) climbs its way up the urinary tract and infects the kidney, causing pyelonephriits.

414243
Football - Soccer
Barack Obama
Kidneys

At what age does the size of the ball change from size 4 to size 5?

Usually at age fourteen.

When you start U13 you switch to a size 5 instead of size 4.

464748
Surgery and Hospitalization
Kidneys

What is the purpose of a kidney biopsy?

The test is usually done to diagnose kidney disease and to evaluate the extent of damage to the kidney. A biopsy is also frequently ordered to detect the reason for acute renal failure when normal office procedures and tests fail.

454647
Kidneys

Which structure is the functional unit of the kidney that forms urine?

The nephron is the functional unit of the kidney that forms urine.

252627
Health
Human and Animal Interaction
Kidneys

Want money for my family. will donate my kidney?

don't

394041
Bladder
Kidneys

Which body system includes the kidneys and bladder?

The urinary system includes the kidneys, bladder and tubes (ureters). These organs control the amount of water and salts that are absorbed back into the blood and what is taken out as waste. This system also acts as a filtering mechanism for the blood. it helps you pee!

454647

Copyright © 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.