Blood Supply of the Kidneys


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As oxygenated blood travels from the heart through the abdominal aorta, by what vessel(s) does it get to the kidneys?

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1. We know the arcuate arteries are named because they resemble an arc. Where are they located?

2. Which structure carries the blood purified by the kidneys back into circulation?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can assess your understanding of how blood arrives at and exits the kidneys using this quiz and worksheet. You will be quizzed on terms used to describe these specific structures.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on the following:

  • Where the renal arteries originate
  • Where the arcuate arteries are located
  • Another name for the cortical radial arteries
  • What the arcuate arteries lead to
  • What the interlobular artery does

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most information regarding what arteries and veins are involved in bringing blood to the kidneys
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define these vessels, such as interlobar arteries and the interlobular arteries
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how blood leaves the kidneys and enters back into circulation

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called Blood Supply of the Kidneys. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Use the analogy of a ship sailing through waters to describe how blood is carried from the heart to the kidneys
  • Identify major arteries involved in bringing blood to the kidneys
  • Discuss the vein that is responsible for the exiting of blood from the kidneys