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Unformatted text preview: renal tubules As the filtered plasma passes through the different parts of the tubules, its composition and volume are modified by reabsorption and secretion processes, involving active and passive transports of water and specific solutes The tubules ultimately join together to form the ureter and the fluid remaining in the tubules moves into the ureter as urine for excretion The altered plasma is transported by the circulatory system to all organs of the body, where water and solutes are exchanged between blood plasma and interstitial fluid By altering blood plasma, the kidneys regulate the osmolarity and solute composition of interstitial fluid throughout the body...
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