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Question 8

Which of the following is NOT a function of the kidney?a. Erythropoietin production
b. Vitamin D modification
c. Acid base balance
d. Aldosterone production
e. Renin production

The answer is: d

The kidney is involved in several things, in addition to urine production.Erythropoietin is produced in the kidney. Vitamin D is modified in the kidney, specifically, there is the addition of hydroxyl groups. The kidney plays an important role in acid base balance. Renin is produced in the kidney.Aldosterone is produced in the adrenal gland.