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Kidney with labels pointing to blood with wastes enters the kidney, filtered blood exits, and wastes go to the bladder and inset showing a nephron with glomerulus and tubule

View full-sized image Drawing of the kidney. Labels point to blood with wastes enters the kidney, filtered blood exits, and wastes go to the bladder. Inset shows a nephron with glomerulus and tubule.
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Drawing of the kidney. Labels point to blood with wastes enters the kidney, filtered blood exits, and wastes go to the bladder. Inset shows a nephron with glomerulus and tubule.

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Drawing of the kidney. Labels point to blood with wastes enters the kidney, filtered blood exits, and wastes go to the bladder. Inset shows a nephron with glomerulus and tubule.

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Each kidney is made up of about a million filtering units called nephrons. Each nephron filters a small amount of blood. The nephron includes a filter, called the glomerulus, and a tubule.

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