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QAHS Water and Waste

DefinitionsWord/ Phrase
Organ which controls water balance in the body. Kidney
Blood vessel which carries blood to the kidney. Renal Artery
Blood vessel which carries blood away from the kidney. Renal Vein
Organ which carries urine from the kidney to the bladder. Ureter
Organ which stores urine until it is released from the body. Bladder
Organ which carries urine from the bladder out of the body. Urethra
Small unit which makes up the kidney. Nephron
Network of capillaries which filters the blood to form filtrate. Glomerulus
Part of the nephron which collects the filtrate. Bowman's Capsule
Part of the nephron which carries filtrate. Tubule
Surrounds the nephron and collects the substances which have been reabsorbed from the filtrate Capillary
Collects the urine made in the nephron and transports it to the ureter. Collecting Duct
Part of the brain which monitors the water content of the blood. Hypothalamus
Organ which releases the hormone ADH. Pituitary Gland
ADH Antidiuretic Hormone
Substance which is completely reabsorbed from the filtrate in the tubule. Glucose
Substance which is never reabsorbed in the kidney. Urea
Substance from which urea is made. Amino acids
Organ where urea is made. Liver
Substances which may be partially reabsorbed in the kidney. Water and Salts
Process by which useful substances are reabsorbed in the Kidney. Reabsorption
Process carried out at the very start of the nephron. Filtration
Effect ADH has on the tubule. Makes the tubule more permeable to water
Created by: dhsbiology