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arteriole
Small artery
Bowman capsule
Cup-shaped capsule surrounding each glomerulus
calyx or calix
cup-like collecting region of the renal pelvis
catheter
tube for injecting or removing fluids
cortex
outer region
creatinine
a waste product of muscle metabolism; nitrogenous waste excreted in urine.
electrolyte
a chemical that carries an electrical charge in a solution
erythropoietin (EPO)
a hormone secreted by the kidney to stimulate the production of red blood cells
filtration
passive process whereby some substances, but not all, pass through a filter or other material
glomerulus
tiny ball of capillaries in cortex of kidney
hilum
depression or pit in that part of an organ where blood vessels and nerves enter and leave
kidney
one of two bean-shaped organs located behind the abdominal cavity on either side of the backbone in the lumbar region
meatus
opening or canal
medulla
inner region
micturition
urination