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Urine Formation Overview

Urine Formation Overview

Author: Aaron Mullally

This lesson will introduce the process of urine formation and give an introduction to the 3 steps involved in the process.

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Terms to Know

The first step in urine formation in which urine is filtered from afferent arterioles in the bowman's capsule of a nephron.


The second step in urine formation in which valuable water and solutes are reabsorbed back into the blood.


The third step in urine formation in which filtrate moves toward collecting ducts; secretion helps maintain the body's acid-base balance.