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Kidney Experiment

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Introduction

Harry Hare 10Q Kidney Experiment - Background information A normal human body has two kidneys. They are the body's filtration system, cleaning the blood by removing soluble waste products and turning them into urine. The kidneys also regulate the balance of salts in the blood and ensure that the blood does not become too acidic or alkaline. Every 45minutes the body's entire blood supply is filtered through the kidneys, they play the major role in maintaining the blood's composition. ...read more.

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From here, the urine drains through a channel, the ureter, into the bladder, where it is stored before being released from the body. In this experiment I will be dissecting a kidney, taking pictures of it, and labelling the different parts of a kidney. I hope to identify: * The renal vein * Renal Artery * Pelvis * Ureter * Medulla * Cortex I will not be able to identify the nephrons, as they are too small for the naked eye. ...read more.

Conclusion

Apparatus: Dissecting fork Dissecting Knife Dissection table Kidney Tweezers Dissection gloves Method: First we needed to gather all of our equipment. At the beginning, sketch the kidney. To start to dissect, you need to use the knife to finely slice the kidney in half from the side of the kidney. After a few strokes it will start to come apart. Then use the other tools to assist you in cutting it in half. Lastly, take off your gloves and draw a diagram of the open kidney. After this, label the different parts of the kidney. ...read more.

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