The Kidney

Supplied by blood from a renal artery and drained by a renal vein. 

Removes waste products from the blood and to produce urine. 

Outer region: cortex

Inner region: medulla 

Centre: pelvis which leads inter the ureter 

The bulk of each kidney actually consists of tiny tubules called nephrons

Starts in the cortex and forms a knot called a glomerulus which is surrounded by the Bowman's capsule. 

In ultrafiltration fluid from the blood is pushed into the Bowman's capsule. 

The nephron is divided into four parts: proximal convoluted tubule, distal convoluted tubule…


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