Kidneys

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Nephrons
nephrons are the filtration units in the kidneys
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urea
urea is produced in the liver from the break down of excess amino acids
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ultrafiltration
a high pressure is built up that squeezes water, urea, ions and glucose out of the blood and into the Bowman's Capsule. The glomerulus and the capsule act like filters, so molecules like protein and blood cells arent squeezed out, they stay in blood.
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Reabsorbtion
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Release of water
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urea is produced in the liver from the break down of excess amino acids

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urea

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a high pressure is built up that squeezes water, urea, ions and glucose out of the blood and into the Bowman's Capsule. The glomerulus and the capsule act like filters, so molecules like protein and blood cells arent squeezed out, they stay in blood.

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