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Urine Formation/Formación de la Orina

Urine Formation/Formación de la Orina

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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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Tutorial

En esta lección vamos a hablar de cómo el cuerpo forma la orina.

TERMS TO KNOW
  • Secretion

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

  • Reabsorption

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

  • Filtration

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