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Unformatted text preview: to drain into the interlobular, arcuate, interlobar, and renal veins. Juxtaglomerular Apparatus * Area just outside the capsule where the afferent and efferent arterioles contacts the first part of the DCT * Enables the nephron to monitor and stabilize its own performance and compensate for fluctuations in blood pressure. Nerve Supply * Renal nerves arise from the superior mesenteric ganglion and enter the kidney at the hilium. * They follow the branches of the renal artery to innervate each nephron * Consist mostly of sympathetic fibers that regulate blood flow into and out of each nephron thus controlling the filtration rate and urine formation Urine Formation Urine Formation I: Glomerular Filtration The kidney converts blood plasma to urine in three stages * Glomerular filtration * Tubular reabsorption and secretion * Water conservation...
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