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Juxtaglomerular apparatus

Juxtaglomerular apparatus

a collective term for the juxtaglomerular cells in a nephron. These are specialised cells containing secretory granules, located in the tunica media of the afferent glomerular arterioles. They are receptors thought to stimulate secretion of the adrenal hormone aldosterone and to play a major role in renal autoregulation.

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... 14.) The results of the renin-angiotension mechanism mediated by the juxtaglomerular apparatus of the renal tubules include all of the following except: a) suppression of aldosterone ...

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What's the function/s of the following: _renin granules in the juxtaglomerular cells _macula densa _podocytes Renin When blood volume falls ... with the juxtaglomerular cells, they constitue the juxtaglomerular apparatus, which helps regulate blood pressure within the kidneys. Podocytes ...

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