SMi Source Lesson Nephrology: Anatomy and Physiology

  • SMi Source lesson Nephrology: Anatomy and Physiology has the following microlearning topics

  • 1. Introduction: Nephrology

    2. The Kidneys and Histologic Layers

    3. Renal Vasculature

    4. Nephrons and Renal Corpuscle

    5. Renal, Proximal, Distal Convoluted Tubules, Loop of Henle and Collecting Duct

    6. Juxtaglomerular Apparatus and Renal Microvasculature

    7. Excretion and Glomerular Filtration

    8. Selective Reabsorption: Renal and Proximal Tubules

    9. Sodium and Potassium Pump, Loop of Henle and Renal Tubule

    10. Hormonal Control of Osmoregulation and Vasodilators

    11. Additional Functions of the Kidney

    12. Glucose Homeostasis

    13. Regulation of Blood pH

    14. Knowledge Check: Kidney Components

    15. Knowledge Check: Erythropoietin

    16. Knowledge Check: Kidney Functions

    17. Knowledge Check: Kidney Molecules and Structures

    18. Knowledge Check: Nephron Structure

    19. Knowledge Check: Podocytes

    20. Knowledge Check: Components of the Glomerulus

    21. Knowledge Check: Cells in the Proximal Tubule

    22. Knowledge Check: Na+/K+ ATPase

  • Lesson Nephrology: Anatomy and Physiology teaches these concepts

  • Nephrology: Anatomy and Physiology, Introduction: Nephrology

  • Lesson Nephrology: Anatomy and Physiology addresses these key points

  • Introduction

    Anatomical Features of the Kidney

    • Gross Anatomy
    • Vasculature
    • Collecting System
    • Nephron Structure and Function

    Excretion and Osmoregulation

    • Glomerular Filtration
    • Selective Reabsorption
    • Regulatory Systems

    Additional Functions of the Kidney

    • Erythropoietin Production
    • Glucose Homeostasis
    • Regulation of Blood pH
  • Lesson Nephrology: Anatomy and Physiology is built from these main references. Log into SMi Source for a complete list and details.

  • Marieb EN. Human Anatomy and Physiology, 6th Ed. 2004. San Francisco, CA: Pearson Education, Inc.

  • Lesson Nephrology: Anatomy and Physiology introduces and defines these terms

  • Excretion: The removal of wastes from the body, while conserving essential substances.

    Osmoregulation: The control of the balance between water and salts in the body fluids of animals.

    Osmosis: Diffusion of a solvent (water) through a semipermeable membrane from a dilute to a more concentrated solution