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In medicine, specific gravity is used to measure the function of kidneys. Decreased specific gravity means that there is a lower concentration of solutes in urine, which may indicate decreased kidney function or renal failure.

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Q: What happens to the specific gravity of urine when kidneys are unable to filter solutes?
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What is the most significant determination of the specific gravity of urine?

Specific gravity is determined by the solutes in the urine - the less solutes, the lower the specific gravity. In normal urine, the solutes are ions such as ammonium.


What has a greater specific gravity 1ml of urine or 1ml of distilled water?

urine weight is more than distilled water due to the dissolved solutes in it


Is water in your kidneys dangerous?

The kidneys, like all tissues, are kind of supposed to be filled with water--as long as it is in the right place and has the right balance of solutes.


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What happens when solute dissolves?

the solutes mix with the solvent


What does a high or low specific gravity of urine signify?

Increases in specific gravity (hypersthenuria, i.e. increased concentration of solutes in the urine) may be associated with dehydration, diarrhea, emesis, excessive sweating, urinary tract/bladder infection, glucosuria, renal artery stenosis, hepatorenal syndrome, decreased blood flow to the kidney (as a result of heart failure), and excess of antidiuretic hormone caused by Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone. A specific gravity greater than 1.035 is consistent with frank dehydration. Decreased specific gravity (hyposthenuria, i.e. decreased concentration of solutes in urine) may be associated with renal failure, pyelonephritis, diabetes insipidus, acute tubular necrosis, interstitial nephritis, and excessive fluid intake (e.g., psychogenic polydipsia).


What happens to a solutes particle's whenever a solution forms?

The molecules of the solute are dissociated.


What do you do to make an egg float?

You have to increase the specific gravity of the solution in which you are trying to float the egg. You do this by adding solutes to the solution. There is a very old cooks saying that brine (salt water) used for pickling should be "strong enough to float an egg".


What is the transport is it when the blood pressure forces some water and solute particles from a blood vessel and into the kidneys?

Filtration is when fluids and solutes flow down their pressure gradient across a membrane such as in the glomerulus of the kidney.


What solutes dissolve better in cold water?

Generally, polar solutes such as sugar and salt dissolve better in cold water compared to non-polar solutes like oil. However, the solubility of a solute can vary based on its molecular structure and the specific conditions of the solution.


Why do solutes dissolve?

Because solutes are smaller.


How do molecular solutes differ from ionic solutes when dissolved in solution?

Molecular solutes will not conduct electricity when dissolved in solution, and ionic solutes will conduct electricity when dissolved in solution.