Unformatted text preview: and ascending tubules does not penetrate deeply (a major type, 6/7 of the total) o Tubular Components of the Nephron Bowman’s capsule: pressure of the blood in glomerulus causes fluid to filter into this capsule. Filtered fluid then flows into the proximal (convoluted) tubule (PT) in the cortex and then passes into the loop of Henle • Each loop is divided into the descending limb (thin) of the loop of Henle and the ascending (thick and thin) of the loop of Henle The thick segment of the loop of Henle ascends all the way back to the glomerulus of origin, forming juxtaglomerular complex (or...
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- Spring '11
- Nephron, loop of Henle, glomerular capsule, proximal end forms