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Urinary system terms
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A ball of capillaries surrounded by Bowman's capsule in the nephron and serving as the site of filtration in the vertebrate kidney.
tube leading from the urinary bladder to the outside of the body
functional unit of the kidney, forms the urine.
circular ring of muscle that constricts a passage or closes a natural opening
inner portion of the kidney
Contains the remainder of the renal tubules
Loops of henle
And collecting tubules
cortex of kidney
outer portion of kidney, contains large numbers of renal corpuscles
A duct leading from the kidney to the urinary bladder.
cup-shaped strucutre of the nephron of a kidney which encloses the glomerulus and which filtration takes place.
hormone secreted by the kidney
If blood pressure or circulating blood volume falls too low _____ is secreted into the bloodstream
a hormone cascade pathway that helps regulate blood pressure and blood volume
Promotes sodium and water retention to increase blood volume and further elevate blood pressure
effects the kidneys, such as increasing sodium retention and altering the way the kidney filters blood, thus increasing water reabsorption in the kidney to increase blood volume and blood pressure
Hormone produced by the kidney to form erythrocytes.
selectively returns 99% of substances from filtrate to blood in renal tubules and collecting ducts
selectively moves substances from blood to filtrate in renal tubules and collecting ducts
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