Urine Formation - Mechanisms

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Urine Formation - Mechanisms

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  • Urine formation begins with the delivery of blood to the glomerulus followed by its filtration past the glomerular barrier. The filtered portion of plasma continues through the nephron whereas the unfiltered portion passes into the peritubular capillaries. As the filtered portion travels through the nephron, water and certain solutes are resorbed back into the peritubular capillaries whilst other solutes are secreted from the peritubular capillaries into the nephron. Whatever fluid is remains at the end of the nephron is discarded as urine. Here we discuss the basic mechanistic that which are involved in formation of urine.

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Functional Organization of the Glomerulonephronic Unit
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