Kidneys are responsible for control of fluid and electrolyte balance as well as the chemical balance, which is controlled by excretion through urine. They also produce erythropoietin, which stimulates red blood cell production. They activate vitamin D, helping the body absorb calcium, which contributes to bone strength. Lastly, they produce renin, which helps with blood pressure control.
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