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Number of nephrons in a kidney

How many nephrons are there in a kidney?

800000-1500000

Not too many people know the fact that nephron is the basic structural and functional unit of the kidney.  The role of the nephron is extremely important.  Keep in mind the fact that a nephron eliminates wastes from the body, regulates blood volume and blood pressure, controls levels of electrolytes and metabolites, and regulates blood pH.  Specialists consider that there are between 800000 and 1500000 nephrons in a kidney.  The main idea is that the nephron carries out nearly all of the kidney’s functions.

This fact is verified on : June 4, 2014.





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