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    If the kidney receives insufficient blood over an extended period due to a fall in blood pressure and perfusion it may result in ... ??

    Can somebody help me out pleaseee
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    Cell death in a number of the kidney cells, leading to reducded renal function.

    Just a guess, maybe you're looking for more specifics?
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    Think of it this way- what is the function of the kidney? And how does the kidney achieve that function? Consequently, how would it be affected by a fall in blood pressure + what would this lead to?
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    The kidneys would pretty much stop functioning, kidney failure. Therefore the blood wouldn't be filtered and therefore toxic chemicals such as urea would build up within the body.
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    It may result in death, sure.

    But studies have proven that in some isolated cases, the patient becomes Scottish.
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    Turns into a bean and may be used in various culinary dishes across the world.
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    (Original post by Swarley Stinson)
    It may result in death, sure.

    But studies have proven that in some isolated cases, the patient becomes Scottish.

    (Original post by Daniel-Ballingall)
    The kidney's would pretty much stop functioning, kidney failure. Therefore the blood wouldn't be filtered and therefore toxic chemicals such as urea would build up within the body.

    (Original post by Andrii)
    Think of it this way- what is the function of the kidney? And how does the kidney achieve that function? Consequently, how would it be affected by a fall in blood pressure + what would this lead to?

    (Original post by moneyballs2)
    Cell death in a number of the kidney cells, leading to reducded renal function.

    Just a guess, maybe you're looking for more specifics?
    The answer was...

    Water retention o.O
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    (Original post by Bleak Lemming)
    The answer was...

    Water retention o.O
    It makes sense, but it's not exactly the first answer that comes to mind when seeing the question o.O

    low blood pressure=> insufficient ultrafiltration rate=> large amounts of protein in urine => low levels of proteins in the blood (esp. albumin) => water will leak into body tissues via osmosis down concentration gradient as the water potential of tissues is now more negative than that of the blood => water retention (oedema).
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    (Original post by Bleak Lemming)
    The answer was...

    Water retention o.O
    Are you sure it's not becoming Scottish?
 
 
 
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