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Which of the following statements is correct?

  • The ascending limb of loop of Henle is impermeable to water

  • The descending limb of loop of Henle is impermeable to water

  • The ascending limb of loop of Henle is permeable to water

Answer

A.

The ascending limb of loop of Henle is impermeable to water

Descending limb of loop of Henle is permeable to water but impermeable to electrolytes while ascending limb is impermeable to water but permeable to electrolytes.

Descending limb of loop of Henle is permeable to water but impermeable to electrolytes while ascending limb is impermeable to water but permeable to electrolytes.