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Urine Specific Gravity: Normal Range, Fluctuations, and Causes

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Remember this: Water follows sodium in the body. Let's say the kidneys sense low blood volume. If this is occurring as a result of congestive heart failure, which of the following is true?

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1. Remember this: Water follows sodium in the body. Let's say the kidneys are themselves diseased, termed intrinsic renal failure, thereby compromising their normal function. Which of the following would you most expect?

2. Remember this: water follows sodium in the body, not the other way around. If the renin angiotensin aldosterone system is activated for any reason, you would most likely expect?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of urine specific gravity (USG), a test used to measure solutes in the urine. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include what happens when the kidneys sense low blood volume as well as intrinsic renal failure.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Results of intrinsic renal failure
  • When the renin angiotensin aldosterone system is activated
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Diabetes insipidus

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding what diabetes insipidus may cause and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the results of intrinsic renal failure
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related USG lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about how to make proper diagnosis, review the corresponding lesson called Urine Specific Gravity: Normal Range, Fluctuations, and Causes. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what urine specific gravity is
  • Identify the use of USG in the medical field
  • Describe what constitutes normal USG
  • Explain why someone might have high levels of USG
  • Discover how someone could have low levels of USG
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