Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    4
    ReputationRep:
    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
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    Cell death in a number of the kidney cells, leading to reducded renal function.

    Just a guess, maybe you're looking for more specifics?
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    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?
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    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.
    Offline

    5
    ReputationRep:
    It may result in death, sure.

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

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Turns into a bean and may be used in various culinary dishes across the world.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    4
    ReputationRep:
    (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
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (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).
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Bleak Lemming)
    The answer was...

    Water retention o.O
    Are you sure it's not becoming Scottish?
 
 
 
Poll
Do you agree with the PM's proposal to cut tuition fees for some courses?

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.