In this lesson you will learn about the neuronal, hormonal and gland circuits that regulate kidney function and that help maintain water-salt balance in the body.
By the end of this lesson, students should be able to:
- describe the hormonal circuits that help regulate kidney function, water balance and blood pressure.
- explain how ADH induces an increase in membrane permeability in the distal tubule and collecting ducts.
- predict the effects of increases blood osmolality in the hypothalamus and kidneys.
- describe the components of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) including angiotensinogen, angiotensin I and angiotensin II, and aldosterone and their roles in the homeostasis of blood pressure and volume.
- explain how ADH alone can affect urine output and blood volume and pressure.
- describe the physiological basis of diabetes insipidus and its symptoms.
- propose ways for helping the homeostasis of blood volume, blood pressure, blood osmolality after the ingestion of diuretics such as alcohol and caffeine.
Watch the video lesson below to learn about the hormonal regulation of kidney function and take detailed notes.
Homework – Crossword Puzzle – The Urinary System
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