the filtering and excretory unit of the kidney, consisting of the glomerulus and tubules.
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How to use nephron in a sentence
The team noted that although other studies have been able to create nephrons and ureteric ducts from stem cells, these didn’t fully function as they would in real kidneys due to the absence of stromal cells, which are crucial for cell signaling.Scientists Chasing Artificial Kidneys Create Most Complex Kidney Tissue Yet | Vanessa Bates Ramirez | February 2, 2022 | Singularity Hub
Stromal progenitors develop into stroma, the tissue that surrounds nephrons and ureteric ducts.Scientists Chasing Artificial Kidneys Create Most Complex Kidney Tissue Yet | Vanessa Bates Ramirez | February 2, 2022 | Singularity Hub
British Dictionary definitions for nephron
any of the minute urine-secreting tubules that form the functional unit of the kidneys
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Scientific definitions for nephron
The functional unit of the kidney, in which waste products are filtered from the blood and urine is produced. The nephron consists of a system of tubules in close association with a network of blood vessels. As fluid that is filtered through the glomerulus of the nephron enters the tubules, its composition is gradually changed by the absorption and secretion of solutes, and it eventually leaves the nephron as urine. See more at Bowman's capsule glomerulus loop of Henle.
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