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Function of the kidneys
-removal of metabolic wastes from the blood and excretion to the outside of the body
-regulation of red blood cell production, blood pressure, calcium ion absorption, and the volume, composition, and pH of the blood
blood volume is controlled by
regulation of water-reabsorption (more or less water), renin-angiotensin-aldosterone pathway
Blood pressure is regulated by
volume/pressure relationships, renin, angiotensinogen, angiotensin I, angiotensin II, & aldosterone
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