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Drawing of a kidney. Labels show where blood with wastes enters the kidney, clean blood leaves the kidney, and wastes-urine-are sent to the bladder. An inserts shows the nephron

View full-sized image Drawing of a kidney. Labels show where blood with wastes enters the kidney, clean blood leaves the kidney, and wastes-urine-are sent to the bladder. An inset shows a microscopic view of a nephron. Labels point to the glomerulus and tubule.
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Drawing of a kidney. Labels show where blood with wastes enters the kidney, clean blood leaves the kidney, and wastes-urine-are sent to the bladder. An inset shows a microscopic view of a nephron. Labels point to the glomerulus and tubule.

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Drawing of a kidney. Labels show where blood with wastes enters the kidney, clean blood leaves the kidney, and wastes-urine-are sent to the bladder. An inset shows a microscopic view of a nephron. Labels point to the glomerulus and tubule.

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In the nephron (left), tiny blood vessels intertwine with fluid-collecting tubes. Each kidney contains about 1 million nephrons.

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