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    Renal filtration pressures

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    Describe the three pressures involved in the process of filtration. Give a brief description of what would occur if a kidney stone was present. Which of the three pressures would increase? How would this effect filtration? Please do not copy and paste from a website. Be detailed.

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    The three pressures involved in the process of filtration are: glomerular blood hydrostatic pressure (GBHP), capsular hydrostatic pressure (CHP), and blood colloid osmotic pressure (BCOP).

    GBHP is essentially a measure of the blood pressure in the capillaries of the glomerulus. This ...

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    This solution describes three pressures active in filtration in the kidneys. It explains how each pressure works with the others, and also tells what happens if the system is disrupted by a kidney stone.

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