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Urine Formation: Filtration

Urine Formation: Filtration

Author: Aaron Mullally

This lesson will describe in detail the process of filtration in the formation of urine.

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Terms to Know
Bowman's Capsule

A section of a nephron where afferent arterioles deliver blood to the nephron for water and solutes to be filtered out.


The first step in urine formation in which solutes and water are forced out of blood and into the bowman's capsule of a nephron.


A tangle of blood vessels in the bowman's capsule where water and solutes are forced out of blood and into the bowman's capsule to begin the next stage of urine formation.