Ch 10: Important Renal Anatomy and Physiology: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Important Renal Anatomy and Physiology chapter of this College Pathophysiology Help and Review course is the simplest way to master renal anatomy and physiology. 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 renal anatomy and physiology.

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 the complex rennin angiotensin aldosterone system or the urinary system.
  • Need an efficient way to learn about renal anatomy and physiology.
  • 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 Important Renal Anatomy and Physiology 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 Important Renal Anatomy and Physiology 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:

  • How does the rennin angiotensin aldosterone system work?
  • What is the purpose of the renal tubule?
  • How is the nephron structured?
  • What are the primary parts of the kidney?
  • What are the parts and functions of the urinary system?

8 Lessons in Chapter 10: Important Renal Anatomy and Physiology: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Gross Anatomy of the Urinary System

1. Gross Anatomy of the Urinary System

Our body must detoxify and cleanse itself to thrive. That is why we depend so heavily on our liver and urinary system. In this lesson, we'll explore how toxins are filtered by our organs and how urine is formed and expelled with the nephron, bladder, ureters, and urethra.

The Kidney: Major Divisions & Structures

2. The Kidney: Major Divisions & Structures

Learn about the major layers of the kidneys, like the renal cortex and renal medulla. Find out about the inner parts of the kidneys, including the renal papilla, renal pelvis, renal pyramid, and renal hilum.

The Nephron: The Glomerulus's Major Structures and Functions

3. The Nephron: The Glomerulus's Major Structures and Functions

Together, the glomerulus and Bowman's capsule make up the renal corpuscle of the nephron. These parts of the nephron filter blood and are vital to our body's survival. In this lesson, you'll explore the major corpuscular structures and their functions.

Supportive Structures of the Nephron: Functions and Definitions

4. Supportive Structures of the Nephron: Functions and Definitions

In this lesson, you'll learn about the supportive structures of the nephron, including the juxtaglomerular apparatus, juxtaglomerular cells, macula densa, and mesangial cells. You'll also explore enzymes and hormones like renin and erythropoietin and learn why they are so important to the body.

The Renal Tubule: Definition, Function & Terms

5. The Renal Tubule: Definition, Function & Terms

Renal tubules are essential structures in the kidneys. This lesson explores the function of the renal tubule and its parts, including the proximal and distal convoluted tubules, the loop of Henle, and the collecting duct. Learn how these components work together to absorb materials and form urine.

Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone System (RAAS): Pathway, Functions & Terms

6. Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone System (RAAS): Pathway, Functions & Terms

The renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system is one of the most complex and important systems in controlling the blood pressure in your body. As we go over this system, you'll also learn about the many hormones involved in the control of your body's glomerular filtration rate and blood pressure.

What is ADH? - Definition & Function

7. What is ADH? - Definition & Function

Learn what ADH stands for and what it means. We will take a look into the function of ADH in the body as well as factors that can alter its function in the body. There is a short quiz to follow.

Renal Tubular Acidosis: Symptoms & Treatment

8. Renal Tubular Acidosis: Symptoms & Treatment

Renal tubular acidosis (RTA) is a condition in which the kidneys don't filter enough acid out of the bloodstream, causing the blood to become too acidic. This lesson will discuss the symptoms of RTA, and talk about different treatment options.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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