Perfect teaching tool and gift for anyone who enjoys balancing their bodily fluids, removing wastes, controlling the production of red blood cells and promoting health!
FACTS: Your two kidneys are bean-shaped organs in your upper abdomen. They are large filters within the urinary system that perform many functions. The kidneys' main job is filtering blood to remove toxins, waste and excess water. Nearly 2,000 liters of blood pass through the kidneys each day!
Kidney functions, diseases and components often have the prefix "nephro" or "rene". For example, the renal artery brings blood to the kidneys and nephrosis is the general term for kidney disease. Greek for kidney is nephron, which is also the basic filtration unit of the organ. Each kidney has about one million nephrons. Nephrons have renal tubules and blood-filtering capillaries called the glomerulus. Glomerulus are tiny knots of blood vessels that filter waste from the bloodstream. As blood flows through the glomerulus, water and molecules pass through the sieve into the renal tubules. This excess water and waste pass into the kidneys' collecting ducts and then flow into the bladder. Useful chemicals are reabsorbed, and the rest are sent to the bladder as urine.
While you and your brain may not like cleaning chores, you should be thankful that your kidneys do. Every minute of every day and night they are there for you, cleaning your blood and keeping your body's fluids in balance.
Plush from all new materials. Stuffed with polyester fiber fill. Surface washable: sponge with water & soap, air dry.
Each plush microbe includes a printed card with fun, educational and fascinating facts about the actual microbe or cell.
Every product meets or exceeds U.S. and European standards for safety. For ages 3 and up.
Giantmicrobes are based on actual microbes, cells, organisms and other critters, only 1,000,000 times their actual size!
Gigantic (GG) 16-24"
XL (XL) 10-15"
Original (PD) 5-8"
Keychain (KC) 2-4" with clip