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Twitter Poll (November 15, 2018)

By Vanessa Moreno, MD

Nov 16, 2018

Number of Nephrons in kindey biopsy

The number of nephrons in the normal kidney is important because they may play a role in the development of hypertension and progression of chronic renal disease. Nephron number is influenced by many factors that affect renal development.

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2. Bertram JF, Douglas-Denton R, et al. Human nephron


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