Anatomy & Physiology 25 The Urinary System Essay


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Question: How does the renal portal system differ from the hypothalamo-hypophyseal and digestive portal systems?


The renal portal system has an artery between the first and second capillary bed. The others have a vein.

Question: Give the formula for net filtration pressure.


Net filtration pressure (NFP) = glomerular blood hydrostatic pressure (GBHP) - [capsular hydrostatic pressure (CHP) + blood colloid osmotic pressure (BCOP)]

Question: Both diabetes mellitus and diabetes insipidus produce large urine volumes, but how would other characteristics of the urine differ between the two diseases?


Diabetes mellitus would result in urine containing glucose, and diabetes insipidus would produce urine with very low osmolarity (low specific gravity, dilute).

Question: Which structures make up the renal corpuscle?


The structures that make up the renal corpuscle are the glomerulus, Bowman's capsule, and PCT.

Question: Why are females more likely to contract bladder infections than males?


The longer urethra of males means bacteria must travel farther to the bladder to cause an infection.

Question: Describe how forceful urination is accomplished.


Forceful urination is accomplished by contraction of abdominal muscles.

Question: Name the structures found in the renal hilum.


The structures found in the renal hilum are arteries, veins, ureters, lymphatics, and nerves.

Question: Name at least five symptoms of kidney failure.


Symptoms of kidney failure are weakness, lethargy, shortness of breath, widespread edema, anemia, metabolic acidosis or alkalosis, heart arrhythmias, uremia, loss of appetite, fatigue, excessive urination, and oliguria.

Question: What anatomical structures provide protection to the kidney?


Retroperitoneal anchoring, renal fat pads, and ribs provide protection to the kidney.

Question: What are the major structures comprising the filtration membrane?


The major structures comprising the filtration membrane are fenestrations and podocyte fenestra, fused basement membrane, and filtration slits.

Question: What is suggested by the presence of white blood cells found in the urine?


The presence of white blood cells found in the urine suggests urinary tract infection.

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Source:  OpenStax College. Anatomy & Physiology, OpenStax-CNX Web site., Jun 11, 2014
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