Category Archives: Homeostasis
Last topic for the HL Students!
The Kidney is great – it filters our blood, makes urine and ties together so many aspects of the course – cells, membrane transport, osmosis, chemistry of life, hormonal control. We can look at how it is similar to and different from the liver and how its structure reflects its function. I love the kidney.
Here’s the presentation, with some data-y questions at the end.
More resources here:
Best kidney animation ever from biologymad.com
Quick guide to thekidney from kidneypatientguide.org.uk
Complete tutorial from Sumanas
Bilingual (Chinese and English) guide to the kidney, with rave tunes from hkedcity.net
More Loop of Henle action from the University of Colorado
Hormonal control of ADH from McGraw Hill
Diabetes recap from MedMovie
Kidney quiz from ZeroBio
Want to see a kidney stone?
Find out more about kidney stones here.
Functions of the Liver
Here’s the powerpoint:
Download it here: functions-of-the-liver.ppt
Boring introduction (sounds like it’s narrated by Hannibal Lecter):
Introduction to liver functions from Encyclopedia Britannica
Flashy introduction, then focuses on liver cancer from the CancerCompass.com
Good tutorial with simple animation of bile secretion from Colorado State
Great EM images from Dr. Jastrow’s EM Atlas
Good histology set of specialized cells of the GI system from siumed