nephron.txt

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lenorerox84
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nephron.txt
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2012-04-15 16:10:41
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Nephron structures
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  1. delivers blood to glomerulus
    afferent arteriole
  2. blood from the efferent arteriole flows into this capillary bed
    peritubular capillary bed
  3. surrounds glomerulus and collects filtrate
    glomerular (Bowman's) capsule
  4. section of renal tubule that descends into medulla
    loop of Henle
  5. capillary network w/in renal corpuscle
    glomerulus
  6. structure composed of glomerulus and glomerular capsule
    renal corpuscle
  7. drains blood from glomerulus
    efferent arteriole
  8. capillary loops that extend from the efferent arteriole and run along the loop of Henle (nephron loop) of juxtamedullary nephrons
    vasa recta

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