Study your flashcards anywhere!

Download the official Cram app for free >

  • Shuffle
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Alphabetize
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Front First
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Both Sides
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Read
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
Reading...
Front

How to study your flashcards.

Right/Left arrow keys: Navigate between flashcards.right arrow keyleft arrow key

Up/Down arrow keys: Flip the card between the front and back.down keyup key

H key: Show hint (3rd side).h key

A key: Read text to speech.a key

image

Play button

image

Play button

image

Progress

1/8

Click to flip

8 Cards in this Set

  • Front
  • Back
Nephrons
-functional unit of the kidney
-1 million nephrons per a kidney
Glomerulus
-bed of capillaires surrounded by bowmans caupsule
-increase preasure in glomerulus, forces filtration out
-filtrat is similiar to blood plasma in compostition
(does not hae big molecules - proteins)
Collecting Duct
-concentration of urine occurs by osmosis of water
-99% of water has been reabsorbed after the collecting duct
Renal Tubule
Reabsorption occurs here
Distal Convoluted Tubule
-some reabsorption
-secretion: H+ are secreted form the blood into the tubule
-maintains blood pH
Proximal Convoluted Tubule
-most reabsorption occurs here
-75% of water gets back with osmosis
-glucose and NaCl return to blood through active transport
Loop of Henle
-maintains NaCl concentration in the body
-pumps NaCl into extra cellular fluid and aids in water reabsorption
Bowman's Capsule
-cup shaped structure that surrounds the glomerulus
-collecting the filtrate from the hlomerulus
-composed of glucose, salt, water, amino acids, and urea