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Urea
Soluble waste substance
Electrolytes
Small molecules that conduct an electrical charge. Acids necessary for the proper functioning of muscle and nerve cells.
Renin
A substance important in the control of blood pressure.
Erythropoietin
(erythr/o = red, -poietin = substance that forms), a hormone that regulates the production of red blood cells.
Cortex
Outer portion or bark of the kidneys, (as the bark of a tree)
Medulla
Inner region of the kidneys (medulla means marrow or inner portion).
Hilum
The depression on the medial bordre of the kidney, through which blood vessels and nerves pass.