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Unformatted text preview: o Each renal pyramid has a base that extends into the cortex; the tip extends into the medulla and is surrounded by a calyx. o Calyces are extensions of the renal pelvis, which is the expanded end of the ureter within the renal sinus. o The functional unit of the kidney is the nephron. The parts of a nephron are the renal corpuscle, the proximal tubule, the loop of Henle, and the distal tubule. o The filtration membrane is formed by the glomerular capillaries, the basement membrane, and the podocytes of Bowman's capsule. Arteries and Veins o Renal arteries give rise to branches that lead to afferent arterioles. o Afferent arterioles supply the glomeruli. o Efferent arterioles carry blood from the glomeruli to the peritubular capillaries. o Blood from the peritubular capillaries flows to the renal veins....
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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