Renal Anatomy and Overview of Nephron Function

Renal Anatomy and Overview of Nephron Function


Identification: nnj_ma03A2
Issue: March-April 2003
Volume: Vol. 30, No. 2

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Objectives:

  1. Identify the anatomic components of the renal system.
  2. Describe the functional components of the nephron.
  3. Explain the various processes involved in urine formation.


Editor's Note : This article introduces a renal physiology continuing education series to run in the Nephrology Nursing Journal. The articles, which are updates of manuscripts that previously appeared in the journal, are written by experts in nephrology and contain the most up-to-date information and research available.

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