Renal Blood Vessels and Nephrons

Objective: Trace the pathway of blood through the major vessels within a kidney.
Objective: Describe a nephron and explain the functions of its major parts.

  • Read pages 774-782 (794-802).
  • Trace the pathway of blood through the vessels that supply the kidneys. Begin with the renal artery and end with the renal vein.
  • Explain the difference between the renal corpuscle and the renal tubule.
  • Describe the following: glomerulus, glomerular (Bowman's) capsule
  • Nephron (diagram).pdf.
  • Which structures comprise the juxtaglomerular apparatus?
  • Distinguish between a cortical nephron and a juxtamedullary nephron.
  • Structure of the Kidney Lab.pdf.