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What are nephrons?


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July 26, 2014 2:23AM

Nephrons are the smallest functional filtering units of the kidneys. They are located in the adrenal cortex (outer crust) which is considered the urine manufacturing facility. The adrenal medulla (inner core) is the urine collecting facility. The urine then goes into the renal pelvis which leads to the ureters, tubes that lead to the bladder where it is stored until you urinate. The urine then leaves your body through your urethra. Medically this is called micturition.

See the link below: This is a complete nephron. ( Αdrenal medulla ?? )