MYTUTOR SUBJECT ANSWERS

351 views

What are the functions of the Kidneys?

It is the kidneys job to filter the blood and remove waste products.

The kidneys are made of functional units call nephrons of which there around a million per human kidney. In the renal corpuscle filrate containing sugars, water and salts are filtered out of the cappilaries into the nephron. Then in the proximal convuluted tubule the sugars and other nutrients are reabsorbed into the body. The loop of Henle is resposible for creating an osmotic gradient to reabsorb the majority of the water back into the blood. Then in the distal convuluted tubule further adjustments are made to perfect the balance of nutrients. Remaining filtrate leaves the kidneys via the ureter to enter the bladder, filtrate is now know as urine.

Elizabeth A. A Level Biology tutor, GCSE Biology tutor, A Level Human...

11 months ago

Answered by Elizabeth, an A Level Biology tutor with MyTutor


Still stuck? Get one-to-one help from a personally interviewed subject specialist

118 SUBJECT SPECIALISTS

£24 /hr

Roslyn I.

Degree: Anthropology with International Relations (Bachelors) - Exeter University

Subjects offered: Biology, Extended Project Qualification+ 2 more

Biology
Extended Project Qualification
English
-Personal Statements-

“My name is Roslyn Irving and I am currently studying for a degree in Anthropology and International Relations. Having taken Science A-levels as well as English I am in a good position to ”

£20 /hr

Ollie F.

Degree: Biochemistry (Bachelors) - Bristol University

Subjects offered: Biology, Science+ 5 more

Biology
Science
Physics
Maths
Extended Project Qualification
Chemistry
-Personal Statements-

“A little bit about me: I'm a Biochemistry student at Bristol University. I've always been facinated with how the world world works both on a smaller and larger scale. The human body has always been an interest of mine, in particular h...”

£20 /hr

Jena H.

Degree: Medicine (Bachelors) - Nottingham University

Subjects offered: Biology, Maths+ 1 more

Biology
Maths
-Medical School Preparation-

“I am studying Medicine and my course has helped to deepen my interest in B iology, particularly Human Biology and I aim to share this love with you in my tutorials. I am friendly and love to help others and my tutorials will be fun,  in...”

About the author

£22 /hr

Elizabeth A.

Degree: medicine (Bachelors) - Kings, London University

Subjects offered: Biology, Psychology+ 4 more

Biology
Psychology
Human Biology
.UKCAT.
-Personal Statements-
-Medical School Preparation-

“Hey there, I'm Lizzy, a 1st year medical student at Kings College London. I've always loved the sciences and hopefully I can prove to you how enjoyable they are.Exams are dreadful but learning can be fun. By the end of our tutorials I ...”

You may also like...

Other A Level Biology questions

How does information from a gene make a protein?

What are the levels of protein structure?

What is sex linkage?

Outline the process of ATP synthesis in mitochondria.

View A Level Biology tutors

Cookies:

We use cookies to improve our service. By continuing to use this website, we'll assume that you're OK with this. Dismiss

mtw:mercury1:status:ok