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the portion of the kidney where the blood vessels, ureter, and nerves enter and exit the kidney
Functions of the Kidney
1. excrete nitrogenous waste
2. regulate blood volume
3. regulate electrolyte content
4. helps regulate acid-base balance in blood
5. produce renin which regulates blood pressure
6. produces erythropoietin which regulates rbc production
Cup-like structure of the nephron around the glomerulus which receives the filtrate from the blood
proximal convoluted tubule
winding part of the nephron after the Bowman's capsule and before the loop of Henle
loop of Henle
Section of the nephron which dips into the medulla of the kidney and returns, it is found between the proximal and distal convoluted tubule
distal convoluted tubule
winding section of the nephron between loop of Henle and the collecting duct
the tube which multiple distal convoluted tubules drain into allow flow into the pelvis of the kidney
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