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Which one of the following correctly explains the function of a specific part of a human nephron?

  • Henle's loop - most reabsorption of the major substances from the glomerular filtrate

  • Distal convoluted - reabsorption of ion into the surrounding blood capillaries

  • Afferent arteriole - carries the blood away from the glomerulus towards renal vein

  • Podocvytes - create minute spaces (slit pores) for the filtration of blood into the Bowman's capsule

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Podocvytes - create minute spaces (slit pores) for the filtration of blood into the Bowman's capsule

Podocytes or cvisceral epithelial cells are the cells in Bowman's capsule in the kidneys that wrap around the capillaries of glomerules. They create minute pores (slit pores) for the filtration of blood into the Bowman's capsule.

Podocytes or cvisceral epithelial cells are the cells in Bowman's capsule in the kidneys that wrap around the capillaries of glomerules. They create minute pores (slit pores) for the filtration of blood into the Bowman's capsule.