Nephron again. Proximal tube: Recapture of WATER, IONS and NUTRIENTS Descending loop of Henle: reabsorption of water. Ascending loop of Henel: permeable to ions Distal tubule: reabsorption of K and NaCl Collecting duct: to the renal pelvis we go
Diuretics and their sites of function. Ahhh, consider the kidney. Inspiration for the kidney bean and the kidney shaped pool. A wonderful little organ which one cannot live without. And yet, I can never remember what goes on in the Loop of Henle!
Each of these sections has a main function in adjusting the amount and kind of solutes in the urine. Different drugs and diuretics work at distinct areas, some diuretics are potassium sparing while others (like Lasix/furosemide) are potassium wasting.
Renal medullary nephrocalcinosis is the commonest form of nephrocalcinosis and refers to the deposition of calcium salts in the medulla of the kidney. Due to the concentrating effects of the loops of Henle, and the biochemical milieu of the medul.
GCSE Biology - Excretion in plants and animals - Revision 5
This illustration contains four smaller diagrams numbered 1 through 4. The first diagram details how the ascending limb of the loop of Henle sets up the osmotic gradient in the renal medulla. The second diagram details how water is reabsorbed from the tubular fluid in the descending limb to the vasa recta as a result of the osmotic gradient. The third diagram shows how hormonal regulation can increase the amount of water reabsorbed from the tubular fluid, concentrating the urine as a…