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Which term best describes a distention of the renal pelvis and calyces due to urine that cannot exit into the ureters?
Select the term that best describes a hereditary disorder in which grape-like sacs replace normal kidney tissue.
polycystic kidney disease
Select the urinary structure that is most closely associated with reabsorption of water, electrolytes, and nutrients.
The central part of the kidney narrows into the large upper end of a tubular structure known as what?
What is the term used for a malignant tumor of the kidney that is usually symptom free until the later stages of the disease?
renal cell carcinoma
Which hormone does the kidney produce that specifically stimulates the production of red blood cells within the bone marrow?
When the renal tubules are unable to absord the total quantity of sugar filtered through the glomerular membrane, the hyperglycemia leads to the presence of sugar in the urine. What is this an indication of?
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