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Urination

Basic Renal Processes

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What is a Nephron? microscopic Filtration unit
What are the Vascular Components of the Nephron? Afferent Arterioles, Glomerulus, Efferent Arterioles, Peritubular Capillaries, Venules
What are the Tubular Components of the Nephron? Glomerular Capsule, Proximal Convoluted Tubule, Loop, Distal Convoluted Tubule, Collecting Ducts
What 3 processes dictate the composition & volume of urine? 1. Glomerular Filtration; 2. Tubular Reabsorption; 3. Tubular Secretion
What is Glomerular Filtration? Fluid passage into Glomerulus Capsule
What typr of filtration does Glomerular Filtration provide? selectively filtered based upon SIZE
What is Tubular Reabsorption? molecules SELECTIVELY removed from Tubules --> Peritubular Capillaries
What is the significance of Tubular Reabsorption? conservation of important molecules
What is Tubular Secretion? molecules transferrred from Peritubular Capillaries --> Tubules of the Nephron = blood --> urine
What is the significance of Tubular Secretion? Selectively places wastes into the urine
Created by: Kristel