Process whereby small molecules such as water, glucose, amino acids, sodium chloride and urea in blood are forced through the basement membrane of the Bowman's capsule and into the nephron at high pressure.
Kidney as Osmoregulators Pg 230 - 231 Osmoregulation
Definition of osmoregulation Is the control of water and solute levels (e.g. salt, sugar) in the blood to maintain a constant water potential in the body
What controls amount of water in the blood? Controlled by vasopressin or antidiuretic hormone (ADH). Produced by a region called hypothalamus of the brain. Released by the pituitary gland of the brain. Pituitary Hypothalamus region mmmmmmmmmm mmmm