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Medical What is the function of the kidneys?

  1. Mar 21, 2008 #1
    What is the function of the kidneys?
     
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  3. Mar 21, 2008 #2

    Janus

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    Too remove wastes and extra water from the blood stream.
     
  4. Mar 21, 2008 #3

    Moonbear

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    Is this a homework question? Have you tried looking up an answer to this first?
     
  5. Mar 21, 2008 #4
    No its not a homwork question its just for general interest and I have tried looking for an answer but nowhere explains it well
     
  6. Mar 21, 2008 #5

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    Well, you didn't try very hard.... I just googled kidney function, and got bzillions of hits. Here's the first one:

    http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/yourkidneys/

     
  7. Mar 24, 2008 #6

    Andy Resnick

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    The kidneys have three main functions- to excrete out metabolic products and toxins, play a key role in homeostasis by regulating the body's fluids (electrolyte balance and acid-base balance) and produce important hormones which regulate blood pressure and calcium metabolism.
     
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