Hi there. I'm your kidney. You may be familiar with my friend, little kidney
, but I'm bigger than him. Not necessarily better, but definitely bigger
. We look the same, especially on the internet. But let me tell you, I am so large I have about twice the nephrons he has (ladies, take note). I'm not trying to brag or anything, I'm just sayin', if you like clean blood, I can get the job done in half the time. I also produce important hormones, such as calcitriol, erythropoietin, and the enzyme renin. If that doesn't knock your socks off, then kindly take note of my marvelous hangtag
, which tells you all about the joys of homeostasis. It's also filled with pictures of me (yeah, I have a twin brother, double trouble), your kidney, bad kidney jokes and pee puns, but who doesn't like an organ with a sense of humor? Picture's worth a thousand words, so why don't you just read it for a second and tell me if you like what you see? I am big enough to hug, and did I mention I love to cuddle?