In order to accommodate the large liver, Discuss and describe the difference in location of the...
In order to accommodate the large liver, Discuss and describe the difference in location of the kidneys.
Functions of Kidneys:
The kidneys serve a lot of homeostatic functions which include but are not limited to excretion of metabolic waste products and foreign chemicals, regulation of water and electrolyte balances, and regulation of body fluid osmolality and electrolyte concentrations.
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The right kidney is approximately 2.5 cm lower than the left kidney due to the presence of the liver. The kidneys lie retroperitoneally on the...
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The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs that filter the blood to remove waste, leaving only nutrients needed by the body. Learn about the structure and functions of kidneys, such as cleaning up bloodborne waste products, balancing bodily fluids, and other important functions.