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How the Kidneys Regulate Water Balance

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What is the most important hormone involved in determining how diluted or concentrated your urine will be?

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1. Since water balance is such an important part of kidney function, what might be a symptom of kidney failure?

2. A condition whereupon a person's body is unable to form concentrated urine, due to an absence or lack of a response to ADH, is called _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The process of regulating the body's water balance depends on the kidneys, and this quiz and worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of this process as well as the specific role of the kidneys. These practice questions will test you on the hormones and bodily structures involved in the process, conditions that affect the body's ability to regulate water balance, and the countercurrent exchange system.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be specifically tested on:

  • The role of certain hormones in the entire process of regulating the body's water balance
  • Certain conditions that impair the body's ability to regulate its water balance
  • The particular structures within the body that play a part in regulating water balance
  • The characteristics of the countercurrent exchange system

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you have drawn the most important information on the body's ability to regulate its water balance from the related lesson
  • Critical thinking - use your understanding of the roles of individual parts of the body in regulating water balance to understand how and where the process is performed
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the process of water balance to answer questions about the individual parts and processes that enable water balance regulation

Additional Learning

To learn more about the process by which the human body regulates its water balance, review the accompanying lesson entitled How the Kidneys Regulate Water Balance. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Ensure that you understand vital terms such as glomerular filtration, GFR, renal tubules, tubuloglomerular feedback, and the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system and its negative feedback hormone and loops
  • Define the process by which the human body regulates its water balance
  • Define the role of individual parts of the body in the whole process of regulating water balance
  • Understand conditions that impair the body's ability to regulate its water balance
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