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nephron
A. renal vein
B. renal artery
C. blood vessels
D. blood
E. Bowman's capsule
F. glomerulus
G. collecting duct
H. urine
I. loop of Henle

neph·ron

 (nĕf′rŏn)
n.
The functional excretory unit of the vertebrate kidney that regulates the amount of water in the body and filters wastes from the blood to produce urine.

[German, from Greek nephros, kidney.]

nephron

(ˈnɛfrɒn)
n
(Anatomy) any of the minute urine-secreting tubules that form the functional unit of the kidneys

neph•ron

(ˈnɛf rɒn)

n.
the filtering and excretory unit of the kidney, consisting of the glomerulus and convoluted tubule.
[< German Nephron]

neph·ron

(nĕf′rŏn)
One of the units of the kidney that filter waste products from the blood and produce urine.

nephron

The basic filtration unit in a kidney. See glomerulus, tubule.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nephron - any of the small tubules that are the excretory units of the vertebrate kidneynephron - any of the small tubules that are the excretory units of the vertebrate kidney
tubule - a small tube
malpighian body, malpighian corpuscle, renal corpuscle - the capsule that contains Bowman's capsule and a glomerulus at the expanded end of a nephron
kidney - either of two bean-shaped excretory organs that filter wastes (especially urea) from the blood and excrete them and water in urine; "urine passes out of the kidney through ureters to the bladder"
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Nephron

neph·ron

n. nefrona, unidad funcional y anatómica del riñón.
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[4] Although the classification is mainly glomerulocentric, it includes features of tubulo-interstitial disease, from which features of chronicity can be determined.

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