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Scanning electron micrograph of a portion of a glomerulus (8,000x). Note the slit pores between the pedicels.

Slit pore Pedicel Primary process of podocyte

Podocyte Pedicel

Slit pore

Pedicel

Primary process of podocyte

Pedicel

Primary process of podocyte

Slit pore

Proximal convoluted tubule

Glomerulus\

Glomerular

• Afferent arteriole

Nephron loop -

Figure 20.9

Structure of a nephron and the blood vessels associated with it.

Distal convoluted tubule

Glomerulus\

Glomerular

• Afferent arteriole

Proximal convoluted tubule

Nephron loop -

Structure The Human Nephron

Distal convoluted tubule

Interlobular vein o renal vein

From renal artery

Figure 20.9

Structure of a nephron and the blood vessels associated with it.

Interlobular vein o renal vein

From renal artery

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