Renal Corpuscles: Definition & Function


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What two structures compose the renal corpuscle?

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1. What is the type of filtration used by the glomerulus?

2. Which of the following is NOT a small molecule that will pass through the glomerulus?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can use this interactive quiz and printable worksheet to guide you through the process of blood filtration. The questions consist of parts identification and functions that are investigated more completely in the accompanying lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments can be used to measure your knowledge of the following:

  • Identification of the vessel that feeds into the glomerulus
  • Names of the parts of the renal corpuscle
  • The proper name of the pores located in the glomerulus
  • The type of molecule that doesn't go through the glomerulus
  • The criterion by which molecules are included or excluded from filtration

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet provide you the opportunity to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on renal corpuscles
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of blood filtration in the kidneys
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the makeup and function of renal corpuscles and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall access the knowledge you've gained about kidney function

Additional Learning

To learn more about the process of blood filtration in the kidneys, read the accompanying lesson entitled Renal Corpuscles: Definition & Function. The lesson deals with the following objectives:

  • Comment on the average amount of blood in a person's body and how many times a day it is filtered.
  • Talk about how nephrons maintain blood fluid volume by filtration and recycling
  • Explain the function of Bowman's capsule
  • Discuss the meaning of selectively permeable in regard to glomeruli and fenestrae