How Do Kidneys Work?

How Do Kidneys Work?

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How Do Kidneys Work?

Learning Outcomes

Biology (GCSE)
  • A healthy kidney produces urine by first filtering the blood, reabsorbing all the sugar, reabsorbing the dissolved ions needed by the body, reabsorbing as much water as the body needs, releasing urea, excess ions and water as urine
 

Functionality

This animated explainer video covers how the kidneys balance the amount of fluid in your body, detect waste in your blood, and know when to release the vitamins, minerals, and hormones you need to stay alive.

Subject

Biology, Health

Creator

TED-Ed

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None

Responsive

Yes

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