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This has a large diameter and a thin wall. It carries blood away from the kidney and back to the heart.
Renal Vein
This blood vessel supplies blood to the kidney from the left hand side of the heart
Renal Artery
This is the region of the kidney where urine collects
carries the urine down to the bladder
This is where the amount of salt and water in your urine is controlled. It consists of billions of loops of Henlé.
We call this process "ultra-filtration" or "high pressure filtration"
This is where ultra-filtration takes place. Blood from the renal artery is forced into the glomerulus under high pressure
Glomerulus and Bowman's Capsule
This is the place where all that useful glucose is re-absorbed from the ultra-filtrate and put back into the blood
Proximal Convoluted Tubules
This part of the nephron is where water is reabsorbed
Loop of Henlé
This is where most of the salts in the ultra-filtrate are re-absorbed.
Distal Convoluted Tubules
Although our kidneys make about 160 litres of urine every 24 hours, we only produce about ½ litre of urine
Collecting Duct