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workings of nephrons

Go to this website to see another coronal section of the kidney and to explore an animation of the workings of nephrons.

 vascular system of kidneys

To learn more about the vascular system of kidneys, click through this reviewand the steps of blood flow.

countercurrent multiplier system – PRACTICE QUESTION

Watch this video to  learn about the countercurrent multiplier system.

Loop diuretics are drugs sometimes used to treat hypertension. These drugs inhibit the reabsorption of Na  and Cl ions by the ascending limb of the loop of Henle. A side effect is that they increase urination. Why do you think this is the case?