Nephron

What is Nephron?

Nephron is the basic structural and functional unit of the kidney. Its chief function is to regulate the concentration of water and soluble substances like sodium salts by filtering the blood, reabsorbing what is needed and excreting the rest as urine.

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What is mild renal cortical thinning?
I had a renal ultrasound done in an effort to find the reason for recurrent UTI's , (6 of them since...

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Brief Answer:
it means nephron loss

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cortical thinning in the kidney means loss of nephrons. A nephron is the functional...

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I have had cortical thinning for the past 2 years consistently progressing.i have a high T2 signal & 8-9mm haste. there is a corresponding...

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Brief Answer:
Renal cortial thinning results from chronic disease.

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Hi, I have gone through your question and understand your...

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hi,I need information onmembranous nephropathy,actual definition of disease, treatment, and prognosis

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Kindly, refer to detailed answer.

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Thanks for posting your query on HealthcareMagic.
Membranous glomerulonephritis...

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What is mild renal cortical thinning? I had a renal ultrasound done in an effort to find the reason for recurrent UTI's , (6 of them since 01/15)

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I have had cortical thinning for the past 2 years consistently progressing.i have a high T2 signal & 8-9mm haste. there is a corresponding...

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1.What is the name of a hormone that regulates urine production? 2.what is the name of the hormone that causes reabsorption of sodium ions? 3. What...

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Hi My mother is k/c HTH, DM since 35yrs. No w detected renal cell carcinoma . Her creatinine is 3.1 nd urea 34 ,urine shows albumin nd pus cells....

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I have a 8mm kidney stone that has moved from the mid distal right ureter to right ureter just proximal to the uterovesicular junction. there is...

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I’m an nephron and blood pressure patient from last 2 years onwards.
Below medication I’m following daily
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I am trying to determine in layman's terms what the following results from a recent abdominal ultrasound might be indicative of: Both kidneys...

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