Nitrogenous wastes come from the digestion of

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Unformatted text preview: aterial). • Nitrogenous wastes come from the digestion of proteins: if the amino acids that make up proteins are metabolized for energy, the body removes the amine unit (NH3), which is converted to urea and carried away in the blood. • Parts of the urinary system: kidneys, ureters, bladder, urethra. • Anatomy of the kidney: renal cortex, rental medulla, renal pelvis, nephrons. • The nephrons are the basic functional unit of the kidney. • Glomerulus: filtration of blood plasma into the nephron. This is driven by blood pressure, which is controlled by hormones that cause the dilation or c...
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