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Afferent arteriole $ efferent arteriole

Asked by Vineet Chauhan 5th October 2013, 8:55 PM
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The afferent and efferent arterioles are present in the kidney. Afferent arteriole is a branch of renal vein that brings blood containing nitrogenous wastes to the nephrons for purification. It branches into a number of capillaries (glomeruli) and joins back to form efferent arteriole.  Efferent arteriole is a branch of renal artery that takes the purified blood back to the heart from where it is pumped back to the tissues.

Normally, the afferent arteriole is broader and of a larger diameter than the efferent arteriole to enable the malpighian body develop a pressure condition that aids in filtration.

Answered by Expert 7th October 2013, 10:58 AM
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