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An practical investigation into the kidney's homeostatic functions

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An investigation into the kidney's homeostatic functions

Introduction
The kidneys contribute to the regulation of the water and electrolyte balance and the acid-base status of the body through hormonal influence on renal activities.
There is a wide variation between individuals in the formation of urine, in any one
individual there is also wide variation during the course of the day.

Aim
The aim of the practical is to investigate the effect of an intake of various fluids on the volume and composition of the urine, in a hypothetical situation.

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