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Postby JennJenn73_angel » Fri Apr 29, 2005 12:04 am

what solutes are filtered into the nephron, and what solutes are not filtered into the nephron?
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Postby mith » Fri Apr 29, 2005 8:33 pm

According to wikipedia on what it does filter

The nephron filters the blood by several processes concentrating the filtrates, reabsorbing ions (such as sodium, potassium, calcium, hydrogen, bicarbonate, chloride, and ammonium ions), solutes (such as glucose, amino acids, phosphates, and so on) according to the body's needs under hormonal control, or from anti-diuretic hormones, aldosterone, parathyroid hormone, atrial-natriuretic peptide and others. In this process urine is produced, and in doing so, eliminates wastes from the body, regulates blood volume and blood pressure, regulates the levels of important electrolytes and metabolites and regulates blood pH levels.
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