Health Sciences 3300A/B Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Renal Capsule, Renal Artery, Renal Vein

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Functions of the urinary system behind peritoneum back of everything. Excretes approximately 1. 5 l/day extract things form the blood so that they aren"t secreted out of the system. Excrete excess ions if bp too high we secrete more water to balance out the ions: maintain water/electrolyte balance, monitor of bp, maintain water balance is most important, produce, transport, and store urine, micturition, monitor of bp. L2-l3 is where the hypochondriac region ends: hilum at l1, processes 20-25% cardiac output, surfaces, margins, poles, associated adrenal gland. Kidney anatomy: surfaces, anterior, more exposed to abdominal region, posterior tucked in and has many layers fat pads, fascia, capsule, muscles , bone, margins. Lateral - blue line: medial - green line, poles, superior - orange triangle adrenals sit here not vertically positions facing inside vast vascular supply so they sit close to the major vascular pathway.

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