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Description: This 3D medical animation shows how our bodies create urine. Blood is filtered through the kidneys. Inside the kidneys millions of nephrons present. In the nephron, a glomerulus—which is a tiny blood vessel, or capillary—intertwines with a tiny urine-collecting tube called a tubule. The glomerulus acts as a filtering unit, or sieve, and keeps normal proteins and cells in the bloodstream, allowing extra fluid and wastes to pass through. A complicated chemical exchange takes place, as waste materials and water leave the blood and enter the urinary system.

Last Updated: Jan 20th, 2019