Endocrine System

• Antidiuretic hormone stimulates reabsorption of water from the renal tubules (p. 536)

• Aldosterone stimulates sodium reabsorption and potassium secretion by the kidneys (p. 544)

• Natriuretic hormones stimulate sodium excretion by the kidneys (p. 418)

• The kidneys produce the hormone erythropoietin (p. 371)

• The kidneys secrete renin, which activates the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (p. 417)

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