Flashcards in The Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone System Deck (10)
Where is Renin produced?
The Juxtaglomerular apparatus of the kidneys
Where is Angiotensinogen produced?
When is Renin produced?
When there is decreased plasma volume (low BP)
What does Renin do?
It converts Angiotensinogen into Angiotensin I
Where is Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) produced?
In pulmonary endothelium
What does ACE do?
It converts Angiotensin I into Angiotensin II
What are the effects of Angiotensin II on the body?
- ADH release
- Thirst stimulation
- Stimulates the release of aldosterone from the adrenal cortex
Where is Aldosterone produced?
Zona glomerulosa in the adrenal cortex
What does Aldosterone do?
Increases Na+ and water reabsorption in the kidneys