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1

This nephron has short loops of henle, no thin ascending limb of Henle, and its efferent arterioles give rise to peritubular capillaries

Superficial cortical nephron

2

This nephron has long loops of henle, a thin ascending limb of henle and the efferent arteriole gives rise to the peritubularl capillaries AND descending vasa recta

Juxtamedullary nephron

3

What type of cells are present in the collecting duct?

Principal and Intercalated Cells

4

What is the average body's renal blood flow?

your kidneys are getting 1.25 LITERS of blood EVERY MINUTE. Wow!!!! (he seems very excited about this)

25% of CO.
Average CO is 5.L/min

5

How do you find out how much blood flow is in the renal veins?

Renal artery flow - urine flow = vein flow

6

What is normal urine flow?

1mL/min

7

How do you calculate renal plasma flow?

renal blood flow x %plasma.

(blood is plasma and hematocrit. So if we know a patient has a Hct of 45%, we know 55% must be plasma....so take 55% and multiply by blood flow which is 1.25L/min)