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A person-centred approach to assessing the renal system

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Trudy DwyerTrudy Dwyer, Diane GoldsworthyDiane Goldsworthy
The functions of the renal system (also called the urinarysystem) are to regulate and maintain body fluids and electrolyte balance, to filter metabolic wastes from the bloodstream, to reabsorb needed substances and water into the bloodstream, and to eliminate metabolic wastes and water as urine. The renal system also has an indirect role in maintaining the body's the blood pressure, acid- base balance and an endocrine function. Any alteration in the structure or function of the renal system affects the whole body. In turn, healthy renal system function depends on the health of other body systems, especially the circulatory, endocrine and nervous systems.

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Start Page

832

End Page

848

Number of Pages

17

ISBN-13

9781486014149

Publisher

Pearson Australia

Place of Publication

Frenchs Forest, NSW

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

School of Nursing and Midwifery (2013- ); TBA Research Institute;

Era Eligible

No

Edition

2nd Australian

Number of Chapters

33

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