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Death may occur from suppression of glomerular function if dehydration causes a
fall in pressure. Simple fainting causes vasoconstriction and reduced urine output
. Urinary secretion is also stopped by obstruction of the ureter when back ...
This procedure gives a simple measure of the actual glomerular filtration rate,
which is independent of any actual constituent of blood or urine. In the normal
adult the glomerular filtration rate is 125 ml per minute per 1.73 square metres of
gomerulus Bowman's capsule distal convoluted tubule o ven w convoluted tubule
loop - Figure 2: Stylized drawing of nephron, glomerulus, and collecting tubule.
From Stedman's Medical Dictionary; 21st ed. (1966); The Williams & Wilkins Co.,
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