Explain the process of urine formation beginning at the glomerulus and ending with the urethra.

In this module, you explored the workings of the urinary system. Now view this tutorial: How Do Our Kidneys Work. To complete this assignment, prepare a 2- to 3-page paper in which you use the linked animations and tutorials to describe the function of the nephron in greater detail. Follow the requirements below after viewing the linked kidney tutorial (above).

 

Explain the process of urine formation beginning at the glomerulus and ending with the urethra. Include key topics such as filtration, reabsorption, secretion, and elimination.
Which substances are retained by the kidneys and which are eliminated? Describe 2-3 examples of wastes that are eliminated and 2-3 examples of important substances that are retained.
Describe how the urinary and cardiovascular systems depend on one another for homeostasis (include relevant anatomy for both systems and functions related to blood flow).
Investigate the latest technology in kidney transplantation. Discuss one example, including topics related to both potential applications and challenges (potential topics include stem cells, advances in therapies/medications, combating organ rejection, etc.).

Organize this essay assignment using subtitles that summarize the topic from each question above. For example, to answer Question 1, use a descriiptive subtitle like the following: Kidney Anatomy.

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