describe the structure and function of nephron?

Asked by  | 29th Jun, 2008, 12:56: AM

Expert Answer:

Nephrons are structural and functional units of kidneys. They are long, colied tubular structures. Each nephron shows the following parts - Malpighian body, proximal convoluted tubule, loop of Henle, distal convoluted tubule and collecting duct. The Malpighian body shows a cup-shaped Bowman's capsule, in which is present a tuft of capillaries called glomerulus.


Nephrons are the basic filtration units in kidneys. They filter the blood and form and concentrate urine. Useful substances are reabsorbed by the nephrons and put back into circulation.

Answered by  | 29th Jun, 2008, 06:42: AM

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