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What are three functions of the kidney?

Eliminates metabolic wastes, maintained normal homeostasis and produces important hormones

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What is Urea?

A metabolic waste that results from amino acid breakdown

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What happens to urea?

It is filtered by the glomerulus and taken out by the kidneys

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What can an increased BUN be caused by? 3

Prerenal abnormalities
Renal abnormalities
Post renal abnormalities

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When will false positives of BUNs occur?

If animal ingesta a high protien meal prior to a test

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What is creatine?

A nitrogen containing molecule released from muscles and freely filtered by the kidneys at a constant rate

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What can cause increased levels of Creatine?

Pre, renal, or postrenal abnormalities