The kidneys are two bean-shaped, fist-sized, organs below the rib cage in the back, to the right and left of the spine. They serve as the body's filters to clean the blood of waste products, excess water and salt. They also produce a hormone called renin, which monitors blood pressure, and a hormone called erythropoietin, which regulates the production of red blood cells.
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