Renal Medulla: Definition & Function


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Where in the kidney is the renal medulla?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a component of the renal medulla?

2. What is the main function that occurs inside the renal medulla?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz will help you broaden your knowledge regarding the renal medulla with several questions. The questions deal with the location, components, and functions of the renal medulla in the body.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you will be tested on your knowledge of:

  • The location of the renal medulla in the kidney
  • Components of the renal medulla
  • Functions inside the renal medulla
  • Filtering in the renal medulla
  • Conclusions drawn when protein is found in the urine

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can review information regarding the renal medulla and interpret it correctly
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the renal medulla in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the location of the renal medulla as well as its functions
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of the renal medulla to answer questions about it in the context of the human body

Additional Learning

To find out more about this topic, you can go over the corresponding lesson called Renal Medulla: Definition & Function. This lesson covers the following subject matter:

  • The anatomy of the kidney and how the renal medulla plays a role in kidney function
  • Some of the important blood flow to and from the kidney/renal medulla
  • The functional unit of the kidney: the nephron
  • The kidney's main filter: the glomerulus
  • Several of the renal medulla's functions within the kidney