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Ch 11: Diseases of the Urinary System: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Diseases of the Urinary System chapter of this College pathophysiology Help and Review course is the simplest way to master urinary system diseases. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of urinary system diseases.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering college pathology material will benefit from taking this course. You will be able to grasp the subject matter faster, retain critical knowledge longer and earn better grades. You're in the right place if you:

  • Have fallen behind in understanding how the kidneys regulate acid base balance or working with infectious causes of kidney disease.
  • Need an efficient way to learn about diseases of the urinary system.
  • Learn best with engaging auditory and visual tools.
  • Struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD.
  • Experience difficulty understanding your teachers.
  • Missed class time and need to catch up.
  • Can't access extra science learning resources at school.

How it works:

  • Start at the beginning, or identify the topics that you need help with.
  • Watch and learn from fun videos, reviewing as needed.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Submit questions to one of our instructors for personalized support if you need extra help.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Disease of the Urinary System chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Diseases of the Urinary System chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any relevant question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:

  • What makes kidney function so essential to human life?
  • How does the body respond during acute renal failure?
  • What are primary causes of kidney infections?
  • How do patients develop bladder and kidney stones?
  • What are the symptoms and treatments for bladder and renal cancer?
  • What parts of the body are typically affected by polycystic kidney disease?

14 Lessons in Chapter 11: Diseases of the Urinary System: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
How the Kidneys Regulate Acid Base Balance

1. How the Kidneys Regulate Acid Base Balance

Find out how your kidneys keep you alive by excreting acids and bases in conditions like respiratory acidosis, metabolic alkalosis, metabolic acidosis, and respiratory alkalosis.

Metabolic Alkalosis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

2. Metabolic Alkalosis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

We'll learn what metabolic alkalosis is all about in this lesson and how the respiratory system tries to save you from this potentially life-threatening condition.

Metabolic Acidosis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

3. Metabolic Acidosis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

This lesson discusses a condition called metabolic acidosis, what causes it, how buffer and the respiratory systems are involved, what tests results reveal, and how it's treated.

Acute Renal Failure - Prerenal Failure & Its Effects On The Body

4. Acute Renal Failure - Prerenal Failure & Its Effects On The Body

This lesson will mainly focus on the prerenal causes of acute renal failure, why they occur, how they influence the kidneys, and how this in turn causes problems in the body.

Acute Renal Failure - Intrinsic Renal Failure & Its Consequences

5. Acute Renal Failure - Intrinsic Renal Failure & Its Consequences

This lesson will focus on what intrinsic renal failure means, what can cause it, and how it differs from pre-renal failure. We'll also discuss some additional diagnostic and treatment strategies of acute renal failure not covered in other lessons on this topic.

Acute Renal Failure - Postrenal Failure & How It Alters The Body

6. Acute Renal Failure - Postrenal Failure & How It Alters The Body

This lesson will zero in on a particular form of acute renal failure known as postrenal failure, including covering its causes, signs, diagnostic tests, and treatment options.

What is Chronic Renal Failure? - Causes & Symptoms

7. What is Chronic Renal Failure? - Causes & Symptoms

This lesson will discuss chronic kidney disease, or chronic renal failure, as it was once more commonly called. We will have an overview of what it means and what it does to your body.

Infectious Causes of Kidney Disease

8. Infectious Causes of Kidney Disease

What is a kidney infection technically called? You'll find out in this lesson. You'll also learn what the main cause of a kidney infection is, the two routes it can be established, and how it is diagnosed and treated.

What Are Nephrotic and Nephritic Syndrome? - Signs & Consequences

9. What Are Nephrotic and Nephritic Syndrome? - Signs & Consequences

This lesson will discuss two syndromes associated with diseases that affect the filters inside of the kidneys, the glomeruli. These conditions are called nephrotic and nephritic syndrome.

Cystitis and the Neurogenic Bladder

10. Cystitis and the Neurogenic Bladder

This lesson will cover two different conditions affecting the same organ. They are known as cystitis and neurogenic bladder. We'll cover what they are, what symptoms they cause, and how they are treated.

Kidney and Bladder Stones: Types, Causes, Signs & Treatments

11. Kidney and Bladder Stones: Types, Causes, Signs & Treatments

This lesson will discuss the causes of the formation of urinary tract stones, including kidney and bladder stones, as well as how they are diagnosed and treated.

Renal Cancer: Causes & Symptoms

12. Renal Cancer: Causes & Symptoms

Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is a type of kidney cancer that will be the focus of this lesson. You will learn where it microscopically originates from, what it clinically is, and how it can physiologically impact a person's body.

Bladder Cancer: Symptoms and Treatments

13. Bladder Cancer: Symptoms and Treatments

In this lesson, you will learn about bladder cancer, including the most common forms of bladder cancer, what transitional epithelium is, and how to help distinguish bladder cancer from other forms of urinary tract disease.

Polycystic Kidney Disease:  Affected Locations, Signs & Treatments

14. Polycystic Kidney Disease: Affected Locations, Signs & Treatments

This lesson will discuss an inherited disorder known as polycystic kidney disease as well as the latest understanding of why it occurs in people with this condition and how it can be diagnosed and treated.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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