Renal System Part 2

Renal System Part 2

This webinar is part two in our series on the renal system. We will go into greater depth on topics touched upon in the first webinar, most notably covering glomerular filtration rate (GFR), the countercurrent multiplier mechanisms, and the basics of dialysis. Tune in for a more advanced look at renal topics! 

At a glance


Essential skills

  • Calculate renal clearance and relate it to GFR

  • Read renal clearance graphs and diagrams for different substances

  • Predict renal compensations for changes in blood pressure and blood pH

  • Link kidney stones to Ksp


Knowledge Fundamentals

  • Renal clearance and GFR

  • How the kidneys modulate blood pH

  • The 6 molecules and hormones that impact the kidneys

  • The renin-angiotensin-aldosterone patheay

  • Formation of kidney stones

  • How dialysis works


On the MCAT

  • The renal system is often tested within the framework of other systems (circulatory, endocrine, and respiratory). The renal system is also tested using concepts of general chemistry (blood pH, kidney stone formation)

  • Dialysis is not specifically tested but good to know how it works, as the MCAT likes machines


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