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Fluid Balance and Blood Pressure/Balance de líquidos y la presión arterial

Fluid Balance and Blood Pressure/Balance de líquidos y la presión arterial

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This lesson will explain how the kidneys regulate blood pressure and fluid balance.

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En esta lección vamos a repasar cómo los riñones ayudan a regular el equilibrio de líquidos y la presión sanguínea.

TERMS TO KNOW
  • Antidiuretic Hormone (ADH)

    A hormone secreted from the posterior pituitary gland that stimulates the kidneys to retain water, the receptors for ADH are located on the distal convoluted tubules and collecting ducts. High levels of ADH cause a person’s urine output to decrease and its color to become darker and more concentrated.

  • Aldosterone

    Nicknamed the “salt-retaining hormone," aldosterone stimulates the kidneys to retain sodium while simultaneously excreting potassium in the urine.

  • Diuretic

    A medication or substance that increases a person’s urine output.

  • Renin

    An enzyme found in blood that plays an important role in increasing blood pressure during hemorrhaging and diarrhea.