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At what concentration is the transport mechanism for glucose saturated?
300 MG/DL
Define effective renal plasma flow
ERPF = U (PAH) x V/P (PAH) = C (PAH)
Define filtration fraction
Define free water clearance.
C(H2O) = V- C(osm)
Define GFR.
GFR = U(inulin) x V/P (inulin) = C (inulin) GFR also equals the difference in (osmotic pressure of the glomerular capillary minus Bowman's space) and (hydrostatic pressure of the glomerular capsule minus Bowman's space).
Define renal blood flow.
RBF = RPF/1 - Hct
Define renal clearance
Cx = UxV/Px The volume of plasma from which the substance is cleared completely per unit time
Define urine flow rate.
V = urine flow rate C (osm) = U(osm)V/P(osm)
How are amino acids cleared in the kidney?
Reabsorption occurs by at least 3 distinct carrier systems, with competitive inhibition within each group
How do NSAIDs cause renal failure?
By inhibiting the production of prostaglandins which normally keep the afferent arterioles vasodilated to maintain GFR
How high can the osmolarity of the medulla reach?
1200-1400 mOsm
How is ICF measured?
How is interstitial volume measured?
Interstitial volume = ECF - PV
How is PAH secreted
Via secondary active transport
How is PAH transport mediated?
Mediated by a carrier system for organic acids
How much of the ECF is interstitial fluid?
How much of the ECF is plasma?
How much of the total body water is part of intracellular fluid?
How much of the total body water is part of the extracellular fluid?
If clearance of substance X is equal to GFR, what occurs?
There is no net secretion or reabsorption
If clearance of substance X is greater than GFR, what occurs?
Net tubular secretion of X
If clearance of substance X is less than GFR, what occurs?
Net tubular reabsorption of X
What 3 layers form the glomerular filtration barrier?
1. Fenestrated capillary endothelium 2. Fused basement membrane with heparan sulfate 3. Epithelial layer consisting of podocyte foot processes
T/F. Secondary active transport of amino acids is saturable.
What actions does ADH have on the kidney?
Increase water permeability of principle cells in collecting ducts -Increase urea absorption in CD -Increase Na/K/2Cl transporter in the thick ascending limb
What actions does AII have on the kidney?
-Contraction of efferent arteriole increasing GFR -Increased Na and HCO3 reabsorption in proximal tubule
What actions does aldo have on the kidneys?
-Increased Na reabsorption in distal tubule -Increased K secretion in DT -Increased H ion secretion in DT
What actions does ANP have on the kidney?
Decreased Na reabsorption -Increased GFR
What actions does PTH have on the kideny?
-Increased Ca reabsorption -Decreased phosphate reabsorption -Increase 1,25-(OH)2 Vit D production
What activates 1 alpha-hydroxylase?
What are the 4 actions of angiotensin II?
1. Vasoconstriction 2. Release of aldo from adrenal cortex 3. Release of ADH from posterior pituitary 4. Stimulates hypothalamus to increase thirst
What are the 4 endocrine functions of the kidney?
1. EPO release 2. Vitamin D conversion 3. Renin release 4. Prostaglandins release
What are the consequences of a loss in the charge barrier?
-Albuminuria -Hypoproteinemia -Generalized edema -Hyperlipidemia
What competitively inhibits the carrier system for PAH?
What constricts the efferent arteriole?
Angiotensin II
What dilates the renal afferent arteriole?
What do the collecting ducts reabsorb in exchange for K or H?
Na ions
What does renin do?
Cleave angiotensinogen into angiotensin I
What does the anterior pituitary secrete?
-FSH and LH -ACTH -GH -TSH -MSH -Prolactin
What does the beta subunit do?
The beta subunit determines hormone specificity
What does the early distal convoluted tubule actively reabsorb?
-Na ions -Cl ions
What does the posterior pituitary secrete?
ADH and oxytocin
What does the secretion of prostaglandins from the kidney do?
Vasodilates the afferent arterioles to increase GFR
What does the thick ascending loop of Henle actively reabsorb?
-Na ions -K ions -Cl ions
What does the thick descending loop of Henle indirectly reabsorb?
-Mg ion

-Ca ions
What effect does constriction of the efferent arteriole have?
-Decreased RPF -Increased GFR -FF increases
What effect does dilation of the afferent arteriole have?
-Increased RPF -Increased GFR - FF remains constant
What enzyme converts 25-OH Vit D to 1,25-(OH)2 Vit D?
What happens to glucose in the kidneys when glucose is at a normal level?
Glucose is completely reabsorbed in the proximal tubule
What hormones act on the kidney?
1. ADH 2. Aldosterone 3. Angiotensin II 4. Atrial natriurtic Peptide 5. PTH