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Renal Physiology

Tests  To Assets Renal Function
Tests To Assets Renal Function

Clearance studiesClearance is defined, as the amount of plasma required to clear off a substance in a period of time. Clearance of inulin and creatinine.

Micturution
Micturution

The process of voiding of urine from the bladder is called micturition. It is a reflex phenomenon. The filling of the bladder occurs by a pair of ureters,.

Regulation Of Body Water Balance
Regulation Of Body Water Balance

In man, the total body water is about 60% of body weight and in 70 kg body weight, it is around 40 lit. This is the total body water (TBW). It is distributed.

Urine Concetration
Urine Concetration

Concentration mechanism is one of the homeostatic processes to maintain the body water balance. In our daily life, it is commonly experienced, that, whenever,.

Tubular Function
Tubular Function

The first step in the formation of urine is ultrafiltration of renal plasma into the lumen of Bowman’s capsule. The filtrate is formed at the rate of.

Factors determining GFR
Factors determining GFR

Glomerular filtration is an ultra filtrate of renal plasma, as the plasma proteins are not filtered. The filtrate composition is similar to plasma except.

Glomerular Filtration
Glomerular Filtration

The first step in the formation of urine is filtration at the glomerulus. Glomerulus is a tufted network of capillaries, enclosed in the Bowman’s capsule..

Renal Blood Flow
Renal Blood Flow

Both the kidneys together receive 1.2 lit/ minute as blood flow, which are about 25% of cardiac output. The cortex receives 90% of blood flow, while the.

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