Where are the nephrons located? Explain briefly.
The nephron is the functional unit of the kidney that is responsible for filtering wastes from the blood and regulating fluid/electrolyte balance. The nephron is a highly specialized structure composed of the renal corpuscle and the renal tubule.
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Nephrons are either cortical or juxtamedullary, depending upon the location of the nephron's glomerulus. Cortical nephrons have a glomerulus located in the renal cortex. Juxtamedullary nephrons, on the other hand, have glomeruli located the border of the renal cortex and medulla.
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fromChapter 4 / Lesson 18
Learn about the renal medulla of the kidney, the renal medulla function and structure. Also, learn the renal pyramid function and the difference between renal medulla and pyramid.