Life: The Science of Biology 11th Edition

Published by W. H. Freeman
ISBN 10: 1-31901-016-4
ISBN 13: 978-1-31901-016-4

Chapter 51 - Salt and Water Balance and Nitrogen Excretion - 51.4 - The Nephron Is the Basic Functional Unit of Vertebrate Excretory Systems - 51.4 Recap - Learning Outcomes - Page 1102: 2


Each nephron contains a group of capillaries called a glomerulus that is highly permeable to small molecules but impermeable to larger ones. The peritubular capillaries closely envelop the renal tubules and send materials to the renal tubule cells.

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