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1) Explain why a stone blocking urine from leaving the kidney could affect how a kidney works.

2) How is dialysis useful in treating kidney failure?

3) What are the drawbacks of using dialysis fro treating kidney failure?

4) Explain how the dialysis machine mimics the normal function of the kidney, and the ways in which it does not mimic the normal function of the kidney.
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(Original post by SuzeJess)
1) Explain why a stone blocking urine from leaving the kidney could affect how a kidney works.

2) How is dialysis useful in treating kidney failure?

3) What are the drawbacks of using dialysis fro treating kidney failure?

4) Explain how the dialysis machine mimics the normal function of the kidney, and the ways in which it does not mimic the normal function of the kidney.
Hi, I know you must be struggling with these, but have you got any idea on how to answer them? What have you got so far?
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The kidney relies on a water potential gradient being maintained to filter out toxins while retaining nutrients and water. All those things are connected to this central theme, in terms of interfering with the water potential gradient, or mimicking a water potential gradient artificially.
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