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May 21, 2018

CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE (CKD) – QUESTION AND ANSWERS

CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE

    What is Kidney? Ans:  The kidney is a major part of the Urinary System.  It is a reddish brown bean-shaped organ with a smooth surface.  It lies on either side & the vertebral column in a depression high on the posterior wall of the abdominal cavity (see fig. 1 and 2). What makes up the Kidney? Ans: The kidney has the following major parts:  An inner medulla  An outer renal cortex  A renal capsule- which is a tough fibrous membrane that surrounds the cortex. (see fig.3)   What are the functions of the Kidney? Ans: The kidney is…