Stress Effects on the Excretory and Reproductive Systems
Note: If you have trouble viewing some of the course materials, install Quicktime and the Adobe Shockwave Player, both of which can be downloaded free from the Internet.
Review the tutorials and links on your Home page to better develop the foundation you will need to complete this final SLP assignment.
Do a Google search of labeled images of the kidneys and the nephron. Develop a 10-slide PowerPoint presentation that addresses the following questions regarding the stress response and kidney function:
Slides 13: Provide an overview of kidney structure and function. Note where osmosis and ion secretion take place and how this contributes to water and BP regulation.
Slides 47: How do the kidneys regulate BP? What stress hormone(s) are involved? What situation(s) cause(s) this signaling pathway?
Slides 8 and 9: How do the kidneys respond to dehydration? Do a little research on the effect of caffeine on the kidney. Where in the physiology of the nephron does caffeine interfere with normal regulation of water balance?