Acute Interstitial Nephritis Physiology
The kidneys perform vital functions for the body.
- Filter waste from the bloodstream and make urine
- Regulate blood pressure
- Regulate fluid balance
- Regulate red blood cell production
- Regulate salts, such as potassium and sodium, in the bloodstream
The kidneys remove waste from the bloodstream and pass it into the urine. If the waste products are allowed to accumulate, they become toxic.
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