The Work of the kidneys

United States, 1940

Film
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Episode of Series “Biology program. Unit 4. Physiology”.
The film opens with an analogy between the kidneys and the selective processes by which they eliminate waste from the body, and the machines which select various devices. Laboratory experiments show the properties of semi-permeable membranes which function in the kidneys and allow wastes to pass but restrict the passage of food materials. Content analysis charts demonstrate the difference between glomerular fluid and urine. Factors affecting the rate of urine formation, such as blood sugar content and external factors are also examined.

Credits

production company

Encyclopaedia Britannica Films

ERPI Classroom Films

Language

English

Duration

00:11:00:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

30625

Subject categories

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Human physiology

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Kidneys

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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