Supportive Structures of the Nephron: Functions and Definitions


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How does the JG apparatus respond to a low amount of sodium in the distal convoluted tubule?

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1. The kidneys are involved in the production of:

2. Which of the following is NOT a part of the juxtaglomerular apparatus?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Taking a look at what makes your kidneys function, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of the supportive structures of the nephron. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding what happens if the JG apparatus senses a low amount of sodium in the distal convoluted tubule, and knowing what would happen if the JG apparatus senses a high amount of sodium in the distal convoluted tubule.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Altering the glomerular filtration rate
  • What the kidneys are involved in
  • Parts of the juxtaglomerular apparatus

Skills Practiced

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

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the release of resin and adenosine and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related anatomy and physiology lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the parts of the juxtaglomerular apparatus

Additional Learning

To learn more about how your body keeps you in a healthy balance, review the corresponding lesson titled Supportive Structures of the Nephron: Functions and Definitions. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what the nephron is
  • Describe the functions of the juxtaglomerular apparatus
  • Identify the three main cells of this control center
  • Explain the functions of each type of cell
  • Appreciate why the kidneys can help prevent anemia