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Renal blood flow: Volume of blood flowing through both kidneys per minute.

Renal plasma flow: Volume of plasma flowing through the kidneys per minute.

The kidney receives the most amount blood in the body, why?

  • renal artery short & straight
  • Vessels branch off at right angles
    • reduce energy loss
  • renal artery-interlobar artery-arcuate artery-
    • many branches

Measurement of RBF

Plasma volume:


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