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A&P CH17 key terms

A&P CH17 Urinary System

TermDefinition
afferent arteriole vessel that conveys blood to glomerulus of nephron within kidneys
detrusor muscle muscular wall of the urinary bladder
efferent arteriole a vessel that conducts blood away from the glomerulus of a kidney nephron
glomerular capsule proximal portion of a renal tubule that encloses the glomerulus of a nephron; Bowman’s capsule
glomerulus a capillary tuft within the glomerular capsule of a nephron
juxtaglomerular apparatus structure located in the arteriolar walls near the glomerulus that regulates renal blood flow
micturition urination
nephron the functional unit of a kidney, consisting of a renal corpuscle and a renal tubule
peritubular capillary capillary that surrounds a renal tubule and functions in reabsorption and secretion during urine formation
renal corpuscle part of a nephron that consists of a glomerulus and a glomerular capsule
renal cortex the outer portion of a kidney
renal medulla the inner portion of a kidney
renal tubule portion of a nephron that extends from the renal corpuscle to the collecting duct
retroperitoneal located behind the peritoneum
 



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