Asked Dec 10, 2019

What are the characteristics of the Juxtamedullary nephrons?


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The nephron is the structural and functional unit of the kidneys. It is made up of a renal tube and a renal corpuscle. The renal corpuscle is the initial filtering component and the function of the renal tubule is to carry the filtered fluid. According to lengths, nephrons are divided into cortical nephrons and juxtamedullary nephrons.

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Juxtamedullary nephrons have a long loop of Henle that runs into the renal medulla deeply and is surrounded by vasa recta. As by their name, these nephrons start near the medulla and at the base of the cortex. Juxtamedullary n...

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