Flashcards - Excretory System Overview

Flashcards - Excretory System Overview
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efferent arteriole
The efferent arterioles are blood vessels that are part of the urinary tract of organisms
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afferent arteriole
The afferent arterioles are a group of blood vessels that supply the nephrons in many excretory systems
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afferent arteriole
The afferent arterioles are a group of blood vessels that supply the nephrons in many excretory systems
efferent arteriole
The efferent arterioles are blood vessels that are part of the urinary tract of organisms
renal corpuscle
In the kidney, a renal corpuscle is the initial blood-filtering component of a nephron
Reabsorption
In renal physiology, reabsorption or tubular reabsorption is the process by which the nephron removes water and solutes from the tubular fluid and returns them to the circulating blood
Acute renal failure
Acute kidney injury , previously called acute renal failure , is an abrupt loss of kidney function that develops within 7 days

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