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Kidneys Song!

“Kidneys” (Taylor Swift’s Blank Space)
by Gabriella Smith (@WILDestdreams_3)

Urea, creatinine
We get rid of a number of things
Uric acid, urochrome
Saw them there and we thought
Oh my god, all of that waste
Can’t belong in this place
Gotta keep the body safe
Ions, water, nutrients
Lots of things are filtered to make pee
Ain’t it funny how it goes
And it starts with the PCT
Up, then down, then DCT
Collecting tubule’s where this ends
With water balance or acid-base
We’re absolutely vital for homeostasis

So it’s gonna be excreted
Or it’s gonna be reabsorbed
It’s active or it’s passive
It may use ATP
Got a bunch of glomeruli
They’re making the filtrate
Cause you know we keep the good stuff
And we lose the waste

First it comes through blood vessels
(Afferent arterioles)
It’ll leave as urine
Down through your ureters
Got a bunch of glomeruli
They’re making the filtrate
Cause we keep the good stuff, baby
And we lose the waste

Kidney stones
Crystallized
UA’s show us incredible things
Diabetes, UTIs
They’re a good diagnostic tool
Tell you what you’ve got
Though it’s not all we trust
But the worst is yet to come
Oh, no
Glucose, ketones, leukocytes
Oh the shades that the spaces turn
Purple, brown, forest green
Keep you second-guessing like
Oh my god,
RBCs don’t belong in my pee
“Please come back for follow up
Cause some of your results have come back abnormal”

So it’s gonna be excreted
Or it’s gonna be reabsorbed
It’s active or it’s passive
It may use ATP
Got a bunch of glomeruli
They’re making the filtrate
Cause you know we keep the good stuff
And we lose the waste

First it comes through blood vessels
(Afferent arterioles)
It’ll leave as urine
Down through your ureters
Got a bunch of glomeruli
They’re making the filtrate
Cause we keep the good stuff, baby
And we lose the waste

We only can take so much pressure
Don’t say I didn’t say I didn’t warn you
We only can take so much pressure
Don’t say I didn’t say I didn’t warn you

So it’s gonna be excreted
Or it’s gonna be reabsorbed
It’s active or it’s passive
It may use ATP
Got a bunch of glomeruli
They’re making the filtrate
Cause you know we keep the good stuff
And we lose the waste

First it comes through blood vessels
(Afferent arterioles)
It’ll leave as urine
Down through your ureters
Got a bunch of glomeruli
They’re making the filtrate
Cause we keep the good stuff, baby
And we lose the waste

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