Anatomy of the nephron, click to enlarge
MeSH D009399

pp. 1221

Nephrons are the base functional units of the kidneys; each kidney has over one million of them. Their whole purpose is to filter out the blood, getting rid of waste, some water and minerals (the quantity of which is under control by the hormones aldosterone, parathyroid hormone vasopressin).[1]

Reference listEdit

  1. Marieb, EN; Hoehn, K (2013). "Chapter 25 The Urinary System". Human Anatomy & Physiology (9th ed.). Boston, USA: Pearson. ISBN 978-0-321-74326-8. 

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