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This quiz will test your basic knowledge of the organs known as the kidneys. It covers the function of the kidneys, some material on kidney disease, and kidney health. Be sure to click "see answer" after answering each...

Questions: 10  |  Attempts: 6268   |  Last updated: Mar 31, 2015
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    How many kidneys does a human being typically have?

Questions: 8  |  Attempts: 1230   |  Last updated: May 7, 2019
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    Which is NOT a function of the kidneys?

Questions: 25  |  Attempts: 970   |  Last updated: Jan 15, 2020
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    The kidneys' only function is to remove harmful toxins from the blood.

The Block 6 Renal Physiology Brs W Expl Prt 1 below is the first in the revision quizzes that is designed to ensure you understood all the aspects on the renal system that we covered these last few weeks. Give it a try and...

Questions: 17  |  Attempts: 576   |  Last updated: Nov 6, 2018
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    Secretion of 1{ ± by the distal tubule will be decreased by

Questions: 26  |  Attempts: 465   |  Last updated: May 7, 2019
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    A man presents with hypertension and hypokalemia. Measurement of his arterial blood gases reveal a pH of 7.5 and a calculated HCO3- of 32 mEq/L. His serum cortisol and urinary vanillylmandelic acid (V'MA) are normal, his serum aldosterone is increased, and his plasma renin activity is decreased.   Which set of arterial blood values describes a patient with a 5-day history of vomiting?    pH                         HCO3-  (mEq/L)                    PCO2  (mm Hg)

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What would cause an increase in glomerular filtration rate (GFR) & renal plasma flow (RPF)?
1. dilation of the afferent arteriole -dilation of the afferent arteriole will increase both renal plasma flow (rpf) [because renal vascular resistance is decreased] and glomerular filtration rate (gfr) [because glomerular capillary hydrostatic press
What will a woman who runs a marathon in 90 degree Fahrenheit experience if she replaces all volume lost in sweat by drinking distilled water?
There are many ways that a person must prepare for a marathon. Besides, practicing the ways in which someone runs in order to gain endurance and stamina during the race, the marathon runner must also prepare with the equipment and supplies that they
What causes kidney stones?
Several things can lead to kidney stone formation. First, it is important to know that they are different kinds of kidney stones. Calcium oxalate stones, ammonium magnesium phosphate stones (struvite), uric acid stones and cysteine stones are the typ
What is the role of kidney in osmoregulation?
The kidneys play a very important role in osmoregulation. They are the main organs of osmoregulation in mammalian systems. The functional unit of the kidney is the nephron that filters the blood and generates urine. The kidneys regulate the water rea
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