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  • Urinary System Essay

    the blood and maintains the acid-base balance of the body. This system regulates the chemical composition, volume, and electrolyte balance of the blood. The urinary system works in with the respiratory, integumentary, and digestive organs to eliminate waste. Reflexology supports and enhances the urinary system by removing toxins that help reestablish balance. In this paper, I will go over three important facts about the urinary system. . The urinary system is home of: two kidneys, two ureters, the bladder, the sphincter muscle, the nerves in the bladder and the urethra. The kidneys remove urea from the blood through, nephrons. Each nephron entails of glomerulus, and a renal tubule. The glomerulus is what filters the blood, the watery solution. Urea, together with water and other waste matters makes the urine then it passes through the nephrons and down the renal tubes of the kidneys. The ureters are narrow tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder. Muscles in the ureter walls tighten and relax,…

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  • Adh Secretion Lab Report

    that the specific gravity and salt concentration went up slightly, but was not supported in that the the urine production rate did not greatly increase over time. The findings for the hypertonic group supported the hypothesis in that the salt concentration and specific gravity went up, but the urine output rate did not decrease significantly as was hypothesized. Figures 1, 2, and 3 convey the data that were was used to assess the tested hypothesis. The formation of these hypotheses were based…

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  • The Organs That Make Up The Urinary System

    he organs that make up the urinary system. The organs of the urinary system include the two kidneys, two ureters, a urinary bladder and the urethra. Kidneys. The kidneys are the major excretory organs of the body. The adult kidneys are normally located in the middle of the back one on each side of the spine and are partially protected by the lower ribs. Each kidney is kidney bean in shape and is almost the same size of a person’s clenched fist. One kidney have about 1 million nephrons are tiny…

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  • Glomerular Filtration Lab Report

    How is this possible? The answers are the counter current exchanger and multiplier. As the descending portion of the nephron loop is gaining solutes from the flow of glomerular filtrate entering it, the interstitial fluid it is encountering is hypertonic. At this point, the nephron loop’s membrane is permeable and since the interstitial fluid is hypertonic, some of the filtrate leaves the nephron loop and some of the solutes in the interstitial fluid cross the permeable membrane so that both…

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  • Kidney Function Essay

    This is facilitated diffusion. All this results in the surrounding blood having a relatively high solute concentration. So a large amount of water passes out of the filtrate in the proximal convoluted tubule, back into the blood by osmosis. Reabsorption of water in the loop of Henle and collecting duct: The loop of Henle is a hairpin loop that runs deep into the medulla and then turns and goes back to the cortex again. The function of the loop of Henle is to…

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  • The Excretory System: A Case Study

    arteriole the now filtered blood enters into the vasa recta. The renal vein is responsible for blood exiting the kidneys (Shodor, 2016). Briefly identify the structure and trace the development of urine production in the human kidney. The urine passes through the following structures: Glomerular capsule (shaped like a cup located at the beginning of the tubular component of a nephron in the mammalian kidney performing the first step to filtration of blood forming urine as a glomerulus can…

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  • Water Desalination

    Use of geothermal energy and boosted MED to have a stand-alone desalination, design of a prototype for water mass production based on hydrologic cycle principles (idea behind cloud formation, move of water as body without surface), use of cloud seeding techniques to increase condensation rate in thermal desalination (i.e. use of nuclei to increase water vapour condensation in industrial scale), and conceptual design of new desalination technology based on anatomy of loop of Henle in marine…

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  • Urinary System Analysis

    The urinary system functions to removes wastes from the blood and the kidney is known for filtration and absorbing water. The urinary system consists of a renal corpuscle (glomerulus and bowman’s capsule), a proximal tubule, a loop of Henle, and a distal tubule. The kidney filters about 180 liters and gets rid of about 1.5 liters as urine. Renal clearance is a measurement that analyzes the activity and efficiency of the kidney; it is the volume of plasma need for the kidney to complete remove a…

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  • Glomerular Reabsorptions

    The glomerular filtration rate (GFR) filters the plasma through the glomerulus capillary blood pressure and into the Bowman’s capsule hydrostatic pressure (Sherwood, 2007, pp. 508-509). The filtrate subsequently travels into the proximal tubular so that sodium absorption occurs. The tubular reabsorption is the filtrate that flows through the tubules and the substances of value returns to the perutubular capillary plasma into the blood stream (Sherwood, 2007, p. 506). Such that the body can…

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  • Creatinine Clearance Experiment

    when excreting substance in urine, it is a good way to determine if the kidneys are functioning properly. Creatinine is a metabolic byproduct of skeletal muscle that is freely filtered, not re-absorbed and with little secretion. Although creatinine clearance is not completely accurate when measuring GFR, it provides better and closer approximation than insulin clearance. GFR is the volume of filtrate formed per unit time. By comparing the clearance of creatinine to GFR, it was able to determine…

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