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• 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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