Student Discussion Assignment Lab
1. Briefly trace and discuss the flow of blood in the human kidney.
2. Briefly identify the structure and trace the development of urine production in the human kidney.
3. View the anatomical models Figure 40.2 and Figure 40.6 (a) from your Laboratory Manual and identify the structures that are described by the following abbreviated statements. Post your brief responses in the threaded Discussion Area below:
a. Storage of urine after leaving the kidney
b. Function of the urethra
c. Location of the juxtaglomerular apparatus (JGA)
d. Component/function of the JGA
4. View the photomicrograph slide Figure 40.7 from your Laboratory Manual and identify the microscopic structures indicated by a leader line, number, or bracket. In the threaded Discussion Area below, briefly describe the function of:
a. Figure 40.7 proximal convoluted tubule
b. Figure 40.7 distal convoluted tubule
c. Figure 40.7 glomerular capillary space