MYTUTOR SUBJECT ANSWERS

311 views

What is a nephron?

Nephrons are units of the kidney which are specially adapted for filtration and reabsorption of substances in the blood. Each nephron is composed of different various parts which have specific roles. These parts are called; the glomerulus, Bowman's capsule, the proximal convoluted tubule, the loop of Henle, the distal convoluted tubule and the collecting duct. The substances left over in the collecting duct form urine and are transported via the ureter to the bladder. 

Laetitia H. IB Biology tutor, GCSE Biology tutor, GCSE Chemistry tuto...

9 months ago

Answered by Laetitia, a GCSE Biology tutor with MyTutor


Still stuck? Get one-to-one help from a personally interviewed subject specialist

231 SUBJECT SPECIALISTS

£22 /hr

Julia M.

Degree: Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security (Masters) - Edinburgh University

Subjects offered: Biology, Maths+ 1 more

Biology
Maths
Chemistry

“Hi there friend!  The way the world around us works is absolutely fascinating - and that's what science aims to understand. Of course, when faced with long equations and new concepts, conquering science can seem much more daunting tha...”

£24 /hr

Osama H.

Degree: Medicine (MBBS/BSc) (Bachelors) - Imperial College London University

Subjects offered: Biology, Geography+ 4 more

Biology
Geography
Chemistry
.UKCAT.
.BMAT (BioMedical Admissions)
-Personal Statements-

“Hi I'm Osama, a medical student at Imperial College London. I'm happy to help with core subjects at GCSE, and Biology and Chemistry and A-level. I am also happy to help you get that coveted place at medical school!”

£18 /hr

Michael J.

Degree: History (Bachelors) - University College London University

Subjects offered: Biology, History+ 1 more

Biology
History
.HAT.

“About Me: I am a History student at UCL. My interests in History are mainly modern, focusing on the Russia and the Cold War and more recently the history of political thought and tea. I also have a love of Science from my A-levels. I ...”

About the author

Laetitia H.

Currently unavailable: for regular students

Degree: Medicine (Bachelors) - Bristol University

Subjects offered: Biology, Maths+ 3 more

Biology
Maths
English Literature
English Language
Chemistry

“I am a medical student at Bristol University. I ensure you that I will portray mylove of science and maths to you during the sessions and hope that you will feel equally excited about these subjects. I am alsopassionate about English ...”

MyTutor guarantee

You may also like...

Other GCSE Biology questions

Why do the muscles of the Iris contract and relax?

What is diffusion?

What is the function of muscle cells found in the stomach wall

What are the differences between the nervous and endocrine systems in maintaining homeostasis?

View GCSE Biology tutors

Cookies:

We use cookies to improve our service. By continuing to use this website, we'll assume that you're OK with this. Dismiss

mtw:mercury1:status:ok