Nephritic Syndrome

 
 
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Here’s one of those questions in medical school that just might lead you to pull out all of your hair: what is the difference between nephrotic and nephritic syndrome? Both involve the kidney, both are syndromes so they’re probably constellations of findings—yet the names are maddeningly similar except for one vowel. How can a person…

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Metabolic Acidosis and Alkalosis

Metabolic Acidosis and Alkalosis

 
 
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In this AudioBrick from the Renal collection, we explore metabolic acidosis and alkalosis.  The normal pH of the blood falls within a pretty narrow range (7.35-7.45). Anything outside that range—whether acidotic or alkalotic—can lead to serious problems and even death. These abnormal pH states, called acid-base disorders, are grouped into two big categories: those that…

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Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System

Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System

 
 
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You probably know that the kidneys play an important role in maintaining blood pressure within the normal range. You might also know that they do this by regulating blood volume and the degree of arterial contraction or dilation (the systemic vascular resistance). But do you know how the kidneys do this? The answer is the…

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