Renal Clinical Anatomy
Renal Clinical Anatomy

Renal Clinical Anatomy

by Carlo Raj, MD

A single kidney contains over one million functioning units called nephrons. A nephron consists of a glomerulus, which filters the blood free of cells and large proteins, and a tubule, a specialized series of ducts that act via absorption and secretion to produce urine from the glomerular ultrafiltrate. Homeostatic balance of electrolytes, acids, bases, and minerals is achieved via this complex balance of secretion, filtration, and reabsorption. Importantly, this process also rids the body of toxic waste products. Renal hormonal functions (e.g., calcium regulation, blood pressure regulation, and the production of red blood cells) are largely guided by cells outside of the nephron. Understanding renal clinical anatomy is paramount to understanding pathology.

Course Details

  • Videos 4
  • Duration 0:25 h
  • Quiz questions 19
  • Concept Pages 2


Your Educators of course Renal Clinical Anatomy

 Carlo Raj, MD

Carlo Raj, MD

Dr. Carlo Raj is a Physician and Lecturer at Becker’s Healthcare, in Illinois, USA, and the CEO and founder of Indus Intellect Virtual MedEd, a medical education consulting company.
He obtained his MD from Medical University of the Americas (MUA) and is an international lecturer and public speaker.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Raj teaches courses on Pathology.

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I believe the direction (left to right and right to left) need to be reversed
By MOH S. on 23. November 2020 for Filtration Barrier

I believe the direction (left to right and right to left) needs to be reversed