The function of a frogâ€™s kidney is to excrete excess water. While on land, frogs also use their kidneys to replace water lost through evaporation in the skin.
Frogs are amphibians that eat insects and small animals. There are about 4,740 different species of frogs found throughout the world, with 90 of those species are found in the United States. Frogs are found on every continent except Antarctica, but most are found in tropical climates. They live on land near swamps, ponds or in damp places. Frogs soak water in through their skin, and if their skin dries out they will die. They never close their eyes and can see forwards, sideways and upwards at the same time.Learn More
The frog heart has three chambers, two atria that take blood from the body and one ventricle to pump it out, according to the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse's Zoo Lab. It relies on spiral valves to move the blood to the right places. Because there is only one ventricle, there is some mixing of oxygenated and deoxygenated blood, but a groove through the ventricle helps minimize it.Full Answer >
A frog's gallbladder stores bile. The frog's gallbladder is a small green sac located under the liver and can be hard to find during dissection.Full Answer >
The function of the urinary bladder in a frog is to store and excrete urine, collect excess fluid and reabsorb glucose that is destined for excretion. A frogâ€™s skin must remain moist, which is why they store fluids in the bladder for later use during droughts and times of water stress.Full Answer >
Controlling one's health and diet are the two best ways to help improve kidney function, according to the National Kidney Disease Education Program. Keeping blood pressure, blood glucose and blood cholesterol within healthy ranges, taking any needed medicines regularly and maintaining a healthy weight through exercise and diet are all good for kidney health. A diet low in salt and sodium is also beneficial for proper kidney function.Full Answer >