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: 3


The glomerular filtration process is referred to as renal ultrafiltration. The hydrostatic pressure in the glomerulus acts as the driving force that expels filtrate out of the capillaries and into the nephron slits.

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