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A microscopic view of a nephron with cysts

View full-sized image Drawing that shows a microscopic view of a nephron with cysts. Blood vessels are shown on the left side of the picture. A urine-collecting tube is shown on the right side of the picture. In the middle, branching blood vessels intertwine with the branching
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Drawing that shows a microscopic view of a nephron with cysts. Blood vessels are shown on the left side of the picture. A urine-collecting tube is shown on the right side of the picture. In the middle, branching blood vessels intertwine with the branching

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Drawing that shows a microscopic view of a nephron with cysts. Blood vessels are shown on the left side of the picture. A urine-collecting tube is shown on the right side of the picture. In the middle, branching blood vessels intertwine with the branching

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

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