Biology (11th Edition)

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Chapter 50 - Osmotic Regulation and the Urinary System - Review Questions - Synthesize: 1b

Answer

Aldosterone causes more reabsorption of sodium ions by the distal convoluted tubules when it becomes too dilute in the blood, which has excessive osmolarity. Cl- and water follow the Na+ ions in being retained.

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Review information on aldosterone and where in the kidney sodium ions are reabsorbed.
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