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Cecie Starr + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337408332
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Fluid that enters Bowman's capsule flows directly into the ___ .

  1. a. renal artery
  2. b. proximal tubule
  3. c. distal tubule
  4. d. loop of Henle

Summary Introduction

Introduction: The human urinary system consists of two kidneys, a pair of ureters, a urinary bladder, and the urethra. A nephron begins in the kidney cortex, where the tubule wall of nephron fold back on itself and form a cup- shaped structure called Bowman’s capsule.

Explanation

Reasons for the correct statement:

Fluid filtered out of the glomerulus drains from Bowman’s capsule into the nephron’s proximal tubule.

Option b. is given as “proximal tubule”. Hence, option b. is correct.

Reasons for the incorrect statement:

Option a. is given as “renal artery”. However, renal artery supplies blood to each kidney. It does not carry fluid from Bowman’s capsule...

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