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Can you please explain the function of a kidney?

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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology

In brief: There are many

1) regulate body's fluid & eletrolyte balance.
This is done by first filtering water & electrolytes from blood & reabsorbing as much as body requires. 2) eliminates waste products of muscle & protein metabolism (primarily BUN & creatinine). 3) hormonal function: erythropoetin production which regulates red blood cell production & renin which helps to regulate blood pressure.

In brief: There are many

1) regulate body's fluid & eletrolyte balance.
This is done by first filtering water & electrolytes from blood & reabsorbing as much as body requires. 2) eliminates waste products of muscle & protein metabolism (primarily BUN & creatinine). 3) hormonal function: erythropoetin production which regulates red blood cell production & renin which helps to regulate blood pressure.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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