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Excretory System Overview Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The countercurrent exchange system allows for the _____ .

Question 2 2. Since water balance is such an important part of kidney function, what might be a symptom of kidney failure?

Question 3 3. 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 _____.

Question 4 4. In urine formation, where does secretion primarily happen?

Question 5 5. Which of the following is not reabsorbed during urine formation?

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Question 6 6. In the filtration step of urine formation, things pass from the _____ into the _____.

Question 7 7. The efferent arteriole carries _____.

Question 8 8. Which of the following would increase the amount of filtrate passing through the glomerulus?

Question 9 9. If a sample of blood contains glucose and hemoglobin, which is MOST likely to pass through the glomerulus, and why?

Question 10 10. Homeostasis is maintained through control systems. A control system consists of a __________ that monitors the value of a physiological variable, a __________ that compares the value of the variable to the desired value or __________, and an __________ that implements the compensatory changes.

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Question 11 11. The words 'homeo' and 'stasis' mean:

Question 12 12. Which of the following is a good definition of homeostasis?

Question 13 13. Where are the renal pyramids are located?

Question 14 14. What does the renal hilum NOT contain?

Question 15 15. Why are the renal pyramids connected to the renal pelvis?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is NOT filtered out of the glomerular capillaries?

Question 17 17. Which of the following is a function of the liver?

Question 18 18. The glomeruli and renal tubules play an important part in which of the following bodily functions?

Question 19 19. How is osmolarity in the kidney's medulla established in order to conserve water?

Question 20 20. The following structures (in the correct order) are collectively known as the renal tubule:

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Question 21 21. The glomerulus forms _____ which flows into the _____ and then into the _____.

Question 22 22. Which of the following statements is FALSE?

Question 23 23. Which one of the following structures excretes solid waste?

Question 24 24. The process by which plants excrete excess water is known as which one of the following?

Question 25 25. Where exactly is inflammation occurring in pyelonephritis?

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Question 26 26. What is the other name for nephroptosis?

Question 27 27. Which of the following is the name for kidney stones?

Question 28 28. It is possible to interfere with the countercurrent exchange system by _____.

Question 29 29. What are the three main steps of urine formation, in the proper order?

Question 30 30. The glomerulus is _____.

Excretory System Overview Chapter Exam Instructions

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