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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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 ...
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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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How sympathetic system lead to an increase in GFR?

ADH is a vasopressin. It affects the kidney by its constrictive effect on blood vessels. This causes an increase in blood pressure. The sympathetic nervous system follows the same process to decrease ...