Flashcards in Week 4 Deck (20):
What three things must occur for micturition to occur?
1. detrusor must contract 2. internal urethral sphincter must open. 3. external urethral sphincter must open.
What two centers control micturition?
1. Pontine storage center inhibits micturition. 2. Pontine micturition center promotes relfex.
What is urinary incontinence?
weakened floor muscles. childbirth, surgery, nervous system problems
A kidney stone blocking a ureter would interfere with urine flow yo which organ and why wpuld the pain occur in waves?
The bladder. Pain occurs due to paristaltic waves of ureter putting pressure on stone stuck.
Alcohol is a diuretic. What does this mean? What effect does alcohol have on ADH?
Alcohol inhibits pituitary secretion of ADH which controls kidneys ability to reabsorb water. ADH levels drop which causes the kidneys to produce more urine which causes more voiding.
What is the function of kidneys?
1. remove metabolic waste 2. regulate water and salt loss from body 3. maintain pH of blood 4. produce hormones to regulate bp 5. filter blood 6. produce erythropoietins
the primary function of the urinary bladder is..
to store urine recieved from ureters
Describe the gross anatomy of the bladder
smooth muscle organ. contains ruggae. round in shape with a funnel at the base.
What is the problem associated with an enlarged prostate gland?
difficulties with micturition due to compression against the urethra
What is a nephron?
the functional unit of the kidney which creates urine through filtration, reabsorption, secretion and concentration
How many neurons are there in a kidney?
over a million
urine is the result of what?
filtrate from blood through the nephron
The renal corpuscle is responsible for the filtration of filtrate. Filtrate contains what?
*urea *uric acid *creatinine *water *sodium *potassium *phosphate *sulfate ions *calcium *magnesium *bicarbonate ions
What is the function of the PCT?
what is the function of the loop of henle?
reabsorbs water in descending loop. salt reabsorption in ascending loop
what is diuresis?
excessive production of urine.
What is ADH? Where is it produced?
Anti diuretic hormone produced in the posterior pitituary gland. Prevents dehydration and stabilises the balance of water. Decreases urine production.
separation of solids from liquids
What evidence may a urine test show?
UTI or kidney disease