If you are going to be a nurse – or get an ‘A’ in Anatomy & Physiology, you must understand the renin-angiotensin system. This song can help!
Renin is Runnin’
This is a song describing the renin-angiotensin system, an important system that helps regulate blood pressure. Renin is an enzyme that sets off a chain of hormonal actions that increase blood pressure. ACE stands for angiotensin converting enzyme and the reference in the chorus that it makes 2 from 1, describes ACE’s conversion of angiotensin 1 into angiotensin 2. ADH stands for anti-diuretic hormone. In the chorus, the colors run through the colors of the rainbow as they shift from one enzyme or hormone to another in the chain.
Hear a clip or download the song at one of the links on the right side of this page. Get a lyric sheet here.
Also check out our song about the path of filtrate to excretion as urine: Groovin’ on the Nephron Line