The kidney is an internal, bean shaped organ of vertebrates. Kidneys are responsible for secreting urine, regulate the electrolytes of the body and filter the blood.

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What is the evidence that mammals are unable to process excess sodium chloride?

I grew up hearing the mantra excess salt causes heart disease I had a vague understanding that it caused deposits in the body or something. Now that I give it more thought - I come up with three ...
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Does sodium lower the harmful effect of potassium on kidneys?

As far as I have read so far, it seems that potassium and sodium are trying to expel each other from the human body. A lot of documents on the web say too much sodium pressures the kidneys could cause ...
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Counter current multiplier system affecting the loop of Henle and the collecting duct

Does the counter current multiplier system work by creating a high solute concentration in the interstitial fluid, so that water is caused to move out of the descending limb and in the collecting duct?...
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peritoneal dialysis Vs Hemodialysis?

Their are basically two types of dialysis: 1.peritoneal dialysis 2.hemodialysis, My Question is Why the peritoneal dialysis needs to be carried out on everyday BUT hemodialysis is carried out on only ...
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Vasoconstriction and its effect

It's known that vasoconstriction in afferent arterioles causes an decrease in hydrostatic pressure ➡--GFR, _also stimulating macula densa by decrease Na leads to vasoconstriction But this time elicits ...
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How does excess excretion of NaCl affect Glomerular Filtration Rate and afferent arteriole size?

A toxic drug blocks NaCl resorption channels in the proximal convoluted tubule. What would happen to the Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) and afferent arteriole size? If a lot of NaCl is being ...