I will be focusing on the Kidney Cancer, but to understand Kidney Cancer, one needs to know about the systems it resides in. Starting from the Endocrine System, to the Urinary System, then to the Kidneys.
The Endocrine System is made up of glands in an organism that secrete hormones directly into the circulatory system. The hormones that the glands secrete, help to regulate very important internal processes. The processes that they regulate are, growth and development, equilibrium through out the entire body, or homeostasis, the metabolism which is broken down into two categories: Catobolism which is the breakdown of molecules for energy, and Anabolism which is the synthesis of all compounds needed by the cell, reproduction, and response…
Kidney: Major Functions
✓ C-ontrols electrolyte and fluid balance
✓ R-egulates homeostasis of blood and acid-base balance
✓ R-egulates RBC production
✓ E-liminates end products of metabolism,
✓ S-ecretes renin, parathyroid hormones and Vitamin D
• Functional unit of the kidney that produces urine by filtration
Blood Supply of the Kidney
• Renal artery- branch of the abdominal aorta
• Renal vein- drains into the inferior…
Functions of the Kidneys
The kidneys assist in the internal regulation of the body by performing the following function-
* Filtration - The kidneys remove the end products of metabolism and substances that have accumulated in the blood in undesirable amounts during the filtration process. Substances removed from the blood include urea, creatinine, uric acid and urates. Undesirable amounts of chloride, potassium, sodium, and hydrogen ions are also filtered from the blood. The glomerular…
Kidneys for Sale
Miriam Schulman is the assistant director of Markkula Center for Applied Ethics (hereinafter referred to as “Center”). In 1988, the Center posted the article titled “Kidneys for Sale’’ on its website, highlighting the ethics and morality issues surrounding the continued sale of human kidneys for personal profit, which also led to emails from destitute people who wanted specifics on how they could sell their kidneys, which compelled The Center’s Issues group to…
Introduction and definition of terms:
The kidneys are the main organs in the urinary system. They filter
waste products out of blood from the renal artery. These are then
excreted. Useful solutes are reabsorbed into the blood. They also have
a major homeostatic role in the body, and help to control the water
content (osmoregulation) and pH of the blood.
Homeostasis is the maintenance of a constant internal environment
within a living…
Nephrotoxicity is toxicity in the kidneys. It is a poisonous effect of some substances both toxic chemicals and medications on renal function. There are various forms of nephrotoxicity. Some drugs may affect renal function in more than one way. Additionally, nephrotoxins are substances that display nephrotoxicity.
Nephrotoxicity is a significant adverse effect of the calcineurin inhibitors, cyclosporine, and tacrolimus. Nephrotoxicity can be divided into…
Ever been to an event where security was enforced? Security guards did their best
to make sure no foreign bodies would enter or things that could cause harm to everyone.
That’s exactly what a kidney is, a security guard. It protects your body from bad things
and removes them before damage is done. The role of the kidneys in the body is for them
to filter the blood within the body. The kidneys remove wastes, control the body 's fluid
balance, and regulate the balance of electrolytes…
Pig kidney dissection
By cutting open the pig kidney, to figure out the following parts: capsule, cortex, medulla, pyramid, papilla, column, major calyx, minor calyx, hilus, renal artery, renal vein, pelvis, sinus and ureter of the kidney.
If we dissect a pig kidney, then we will find many similarities to the human kidney because we have learned that mammalian kidneys are similar.
Background: The urinary system is one of the biggest and the most…
The Kidney is are two bean-shaped organs which filter about 120-150 quarts of blood daily to produce about 1 to 2 quarts of urine, composed of waste materials and toxic fluids. There are two main types of methods to treat kidney disfunction namely Kidney transplantation and Kidney dialysis. This essay will discuss the positive and negative impacts of these two solutions on a patient with kidney failure.
Kidney transplant is the transfer of a healthy kidney from one person into the body of a…
The kidneys are a very important part of the body, located in the urinary system, that filters waste product from the blood. When the kidneys lose their ability to filter this waste from the blood, a disorder known as acute renal failure, also called acute kidney failure or injury. Concerning amounts of waste can accumulate due to this disorder, and can become fatal. Although this disease is very serious and life-threatening, acute renal failure progresses within a few hours or days. Kidney…