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Kidney Microanatomy

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Background Information

Nephrons are microscopic structures that serve as the functional units of a kidney. Approximately 0.8 to 1.5 million nephrons are found in each kidney of a healthy adult.

Basic Nephron Structure Version 1
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Nephron anatomy

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Basic Nephron Structure Version 2
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Types of Nephrons Version 1
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Types of Nephrons Version 2
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