what is functional unit of kidney.explain its structure?

Asked by ankitmadan | 5th Jun, 2008, 07:33: PM

Expert Answer:

Nephron is the functional unit of kidney.

It is a long, coiled, twisted and elongated tube. It consists of the following parts:

i) Malpighian body made up of glomerulus and Bowman's capsule

ii) Proximal convoluted tubule

iii) Loop of Henle

iv) Distal convoluted tubule

v) Collecting duct

Answered by  | 6th Jun, 2008, 08:32: PM

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