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What haem problem may occour 2ndry to kidney damage?

Anaemia d/t lack of EPO


Functional unit of the kidney?

- glomerulus, bow mans
- loop of henle (descending , ascending thin AND thick ascending) and vasa recta
- distal tubule
- connecting tubule, collecting tubule (cortical and medullary portions) collecting duct


Outline set up of the glomerulus

- 2 set sof capillaries in series (afferent and eggerent arteriole either side of 1st capillary bed)
- high pressure glomerular capillaries
- glomerular basement membrane
- podocytes of visceral epithelium (slit pores)


functions of the PCT

- returns 70% filtered load to plasma
- non-selective reabsorption
- SODIUM cotransport (glucose, aas, hydrogen ions (bicarb reabsorption) phosphate (PTH and FGF regulated) chloride flux, water follows passive)


How does the Loop of Henley function? What is its purpose and what is the fluid leaving the loop like?

- counter current (salt and creatinine)
- descending loop impermeable to SALT, ascending loop impermeable to WATER
- thick ascending limb active transport Na, K, Cl out of tubule (no water)
- vasa recta (glomerular tubular feedback)
- HYPOtonic fluid leaves loop of henle, enters distal tubule
- animals with more concentrated urine have longer loops


Where is the Macula densa situated and what is its function|?

- in distal convoluted tubule
- passes right next to afferent arteriolar, senses chloride passing per unit time to signal glomerulus and regulate GFR
- glomerular tubular feedback


Blood supply throug kidney

Afferent Arteriole, glomerulus, efferent Arteriole, tubular


Renin secreted by what?

Modified smooth muscle, afferent Arteriole


What stimulates renin secretion?

- reduced stretch
- signals from macula densa (if ^ flow, v renin, ^ adenosine to constrict arterioles)
- sympathetic nerves


Actions of renin ?

Cleaves ATsinogen -> AT1, cleaved by ACE -> AT2


Effects of AT2?

^ BP
- constricts efferent aa
- enhances Na and water absorption (PCT)
- stimulates aldosterone secretion (encourages salt conservation)


What effects will ACE inhibitors (benazepril) or Ang2 R blockers (telmisartan) have in the kidney?

- Inhibits RAAS but only if this system has been activated anyway
- ie. could v GFR -> ^ creatinine if dehydrated or over-diuresed
- if normal healthy little effect on kidney
- useful in CKD to v hyperfiltration (stop lossof important things through kidney) -> expect creatinine to rise slightly but not excessively (shouldn't make animal ill)


Where is the site of action of aldosterone?

Distal tubule (regulation of sodium resorption and therefore potassium excretion)


What does aldosterone stimulate?

- more Na channels inserted and sodium pumps
- more K channels inserted
- Distal tubule site of fine control of acid base balance (regenerating bicarbonate used as buffer, carbonic anhydrase needed)
- H+ ions secreted by protion pump and buffered in urine by phosphate (net bicarb reclaimed)


What effect may inhibiting the aldosterone system have?

- ^ blood potassium


Where does PTH act? What does it do?

Regulates resorption of Ca in distal tubule ensuring right amount excreted
PTHs actions on phosphate reabsorption occour in proximal tubule


Effects of ADH? Where does it act?

Inserts more Water channels and ^ urea permeability
- acts on connecting tubule, collecting tubule and collecting duct
- as duct passes through concentrated medulla, water reabsorbed if ADH present and urine concentrated
- urea recycled to be used as concentration gradient


Why may Urea and creatinine levels change independently?

(Urea will be maintained to help concentrate urine so will rise disproportionate to creatinine which is excreted proportionally to GFR)


What effects creatinine and urea level

Urea meat consumed
Creatinine muscle mass


Connecting tubule, collecting tubule and duct

- sensitive to ADH (covered on another slide)


Principles of mechanism of diuretic function

- most direct action on nephron (later sections not really bowmans)
- inhibit sodium chloride reabsorption to increase salt and water excretion
- counter act salt and water retention in heart failure
- activate renin secretion


Functions of the kidney

- excretion nitrogenous waste
- regulation water, electrolyte, minerals and acid base
- production activation hormone s (calcitriol, active vit D3, epo) q


What site of action would you give ACE inhibitors as diuretics?



Where do loop diuretics act?

on ascending LOH from tubule side


What type of drugs are loop diuretics and how do they reach their site of action?

- highly plasma protein bound so must reach site of action by active secretion in PCT


Which are the most efficacious diuretic class?

Loop diuretics (25% filtered load can be lost)


What other actions do loop diuretics have?

- pulmonary venodilator action if given IV (so good if animal drowning in pulmonary oedema)
- ^ renal flow rate (hence GFR) ^ Ca loss so used for hypercalceamia


Most commonly used loop diuretic?



How long does furosemide take for onset, when is peak action and duration?

- IV: 5 min, peak effect 30mins, duration 2hrs
- oral: 1 hr, peak effect 2 hrs, duration 6hrs


Where do thiazide diuretics act? How do they work?

- early DCT
- bind Cl- bit of NaCl transporter