bio ch.44

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  1. Excretion
    • The disposal of nitrogen-containing metabolites and other waste products
  2. Osmoconformer
    An animal that is isoosmotic with its environment
  3. Osmoregulator
    An animal that controls its internal osmolarity independent if the external environment
  4. Glomerulus
    A ball of capillaries surrounded by Bowman's capsule in the nephron and serving as the site of filtration in the vertebrate kidney
  5. Peritubular capillaries
    One of the tiny blood vessels that form a network surrounding the proximal and distal tubules in the kidney
  6. Nephron
    The tubuler excretory unit of the vertebrate kidney
  7. Countercurrent multiplier
    A countercurrent system in which energy is expended in active transport to facilitate exchange of materials and generate concentration gradients
  8. Stenohaline
    Referring to organisms that cannot tolerate substantial changes in external osmolarity
  9. Euryhaline
    Referring to organisms that tolerate substantial changes in external osmolarity
  10. Afferent arteriole
    In the kidney, the blood vessel supplying a nephron
  11. Efferent arteriole
    In the kidney, the blood vessel draining a nephron

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