FINAL EXAM ~ Excretory
- Virginia Commonwealth University
- Biology 101
- FINAL EXAM ~ Excretory
Last Modified: 2012-05-09
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- maintaining water intake & loss
- Eliminating the by-products of metabolism
- regulate electrolytes
- Produce hormones and chemicals that regulate blood pressure, red blood cell production & vitamin D
Proteins and Nucleic acids containNH2 (amino groups), when they are broken down and metabolized the NH2 groupsare converted to ammonium ions (NH4+)
- formed in the liver
- CO2 is combined with 2 (NH2) molecules to produce urea
- produced by shell laying animals
- doesn't harm the developing embryo when it precipitates out of solution
- contains numerous tubules and a tremendous capillary supply that functions to maintain water balance and eliminate waste
- bean shaped in human
- Produced by the hypothalamus in the brain
- stored and released by the anterior pituitary when blood osmolarity increases (might occur due to excessive sweating or other water loss)
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