Lesson 14.1 Crossword


1.the part of a nephron that consists of a glomerular capsule with its included glomerulus
6.a cluster of capillaries around the end of a renal corpuscle
7.the lighter-colored, outer layer of the kidney that contains the glomeruli and convoluted tubules
8.a tube that collects urine from several nephrons and carries it to the renal pelvis
9.the last part of a nephron through which urine flows before reaching the collecting duct
10.the organs involved in the formation, storage, and excretion of urine; includes the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra
11.the fundamental excretory unit of each kidney


2.a funnel-shaped cavity in the center of the kidney where urine collects before it flows into the ureter
3.thin-walled blood vessels that begin and end near the boundary between the renal cortex and the renal medulla, and which extend deep into the renal medulla, running parallel to the nephron loops; play a role in the formation of concentrated urine
4.the darker, innermost part of the kidney
5.the part of a nephron that leads away from a glomerulus and empties into a collecting tubule; consists of a proximal convoluted tubule, nephron loop, and distal convoluted tubule

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