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What do kidneys do?
Constantly filter the blood to remove waste products and excess water.
Pertaining to the kidneys
This is the outer region of the kidney
This is the inner region of the kidney
Functional unit of the kidney that form urine by the processes of filtration, reabsorption, and secretion.
What is reabsorption in the nephron?
This is the return to the blood of some of the substances that were removed during filtration.
What does each nephron contain?
What is Glomerulus?
It is a cluster of capillaries surrounded by a cup-shaped membrane called the Bowman's capsule
Where does blood enter the kidney through?
Blood enters the kidney through the renal artery and flows into the nephron.
This is surrounded by renal cortex + renal medulla, and is where the newly formed urine collects before it flows into the ureters.
This transport urine from the kidney to the bladder
A hollow muscular organ that is reservoir for urine before it is excreted from the body
The tube extending from the bladder to the outside of the body