Nephron

What is Nephron?

Nephron meaning The nephron is the functional unit of the kidney that is responsible for the actual purification and filtration of the blood. About one million nephrons are in the cortex of each kidney, and each one consists of a renal corpuscle and a renal tubule which carry out the functions of the nephron.

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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