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* Explain how poor kidney function might lead to anemia.
* Compare and contrast arteries and veins with respect to function, tunic size, and lumen size

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This solution highlights the relationship between poor kidney function and anemia. The solution also compares arteries to veins with respect to their size and function.

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Poor kidney function can lead to health problems such as anemia because the hormone erythropoietin, which plays a key role in red blood cell production within the bone marrow, is produced in much lower quantities than what is required when the kidneys are not functioning properly. Poor kidney function and lower production of erythropoietin often leads to feelings of fatigue within an affected individual; this is due to the person suffering from anemia, they are not receiving enough ...

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