Functions of the key components of the kidney

  1. Identify how in the glomerulus the filtration barriers to plasma proteins exert their action
  2. Characterize the range of molecular size and their filtration properties depending of the electrical charge
  3. Describe the physiologic significance of the juxtaglomerular apparatus (JGA)
  4. Identify the functional consequences of the blood vessels supply the kidneys
  5. Recognize the functional units of the kidney: the nephron
  6. Recognize physiological compensations during nephron loss, for example in aging or when having only one functional kidney