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When I was revising the kidney chapter in biology, I came across the word nephron as well as kidney tubule. Are they the same thing cause the function and structure seems similar ??
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The kidney is made of thousands amongst thousands of small structures called nephrons. The tubules are a feature of the nephron - they are tubes which carry filtrate, I.E salts and minerals , that have undergone ultra filtration ( at the glomerulus inside Bowman’s capsule), from the glomerulus to the renal papilla.
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The kidney is made of thousands amongst thousands of small structures called nephrons. The tubules are a feature of the nephron - they are tubes which carry filtrate, I.E salts and minerals , that have undergone ultra filtration ( at the glomerulus inside Bowman’s capsule), from the glomerulus to the renal papilla.
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The kidney is made of thousands amongst thousands of small structures called nephrons. The tubules are a feature of the nephron - they are tubes which carry filtrate, I.E salts and minerals , that have undergone ultra filtration ( at the glomerulus inside Bowman’s capsule), from the glomerulus to the renal papilla.
Exactly. The nephron has several parts: the Bowman’s capsule, the proximal tubule, the loop of Henlé (itself made up of the descending limb, thin ascending and thick ascending limb), distal convoluted tubule and the collecting duct.
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