Preview - Excretory System: Reabsorption

Model of selective reabsorption


Please answer the questions below.

In comparison with the previous model, what other factors related to absorption in the kidney can you investigate with this model?

Set the chance of absorption of water to 100% and the chance of salt absorption to 0%. Run your model and note down your observations.

Different parts of a nephron perform different functions. Where in nephron do we observe the above scenario? Explain your answer.

[Hint: You can read about Loop of Henle here.]

If you want to investigate the functioning of the ascending loop of Henle, how will you set the model? Mention the parameter values.

Provide justification to the previous answer.


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