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Textbook Problem

The urine produced by the healthy kidney has a specific gravity of about

A. 1.000-1.001

B. 1.006-1.020

C. 1.003-1.030

D. 1.060-1.080

Summary Introduction

Introduction:

The concentration of solutes in the urine determines the osmolality or specific gravity of urine. On the other hand, the concentration and volume of urine are regulated by the permeability of the collecting ducts. When the tubules are impermeable to water, the volume is more but the concentration is less, and vice versa.

Explanation

Explanation/justification for the correct answer:

Option (c) is given as 1.003–1.030. The specific gravity of the urine produced by healthy kidneys lies in the range of 1.003–1.030. If the specific gravity of urine increases, it means that the functioning of kidneys is improper and that the individual is dehydrated. The specific gravity of urine should be between 1.003 and 1.030 because urine essentially should be just water with some electrolytes. Hence, option (c) is correct.

Explanation for the incorrect answer:

Option (a) is given as 1.000–1...

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