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BIOLOGY:CONCEPTS+APPL.(LOOSELEAF)

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Publisher: CENGAGE L
ISBN: 9781305967359

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Publisher: CENGAGE L
ISBN: 9781305967359
Chapter 37, Problem 10SA
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_______ can keep people with kidney failure alive, but it cannot cure them.

Summary Introduction

Introduction:

Excretion through kidneys regulates the amount of water in blood and helps in the removal of toxic materials such as nitrogenous wastes. The build-up of toxic substances and changes in pH and ion-concentration levels disrupt the homeostatic levels in the body. Such changes may be fatal to the individual.

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Kidney failure refers to the condition in which the rate of filtration in the glomerulus reduces to half or lesser. It is a measure of kidney function which is determined by the rate at which blood is filtered through the capillary network present in the glomerulus...

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