describe the structure and functioning of nephrons

Asked by  | 20th Jun, 2008, 12:31: PM

Expert Answer:

Nephrons are structural and functional units of kidneys. They are long, coiled tubular structures. Each nephron shows a Malpighian body (made up of glomerulus and Bowman's capsule), a proximal convoluted tubule, Henle's loop, a distal convoluted tubule and collecting duct. Each part is associated with specific functions of excretion and osmoregulation.

Nephrons are involved in removal of nitrogenous wastes like urea from blood and also in osmoregulation.

Answered by  | 23rd Jun, 2008, 08:07: PM

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