Flashcards in Renal Disease Deck (12):
Function of the kidneys?
Production of blood
Production of urine
Reabsorption of water
Blood in the urine?
Easy to use
Synthesised in the liver
By product of deamination of amino acids
Diffuse freely through membranes
Urea levels can be affected in a number of situations
What is Creatinine?
By product of muscle metabolism
The ranges of urea?
The functional unit in the kidney?
What is the glomerular function?
Electrolyte & pH balance
What affects the glomerulus?
Number and area covered by nephrons
Estimation of the glomerular filtration rate?
Accepted as the best overall measure of kidney function
A decrease in GFR--->renal failure
Used to monitor progression
How do you calculate GFR?
GFR x (PS) = (US) x V
GFR= (US)x V/ (PS)