In this post, we provide you with a handy of printable quality labeled human kidney diagram. It includes a simple diagram of a kidney nephron followed by short descriptions of the parts of the kidney nephron. There is also the frontal sections of the right kidney. The first diagram below is used to designate the important areas and regions of the kidney, take a look and click on the picture to save it!
In fact, the kidneys play a vital role in the daily workings of your body. They are so important that nature gave us two kidneys, to cover the possibility that one might be lost to an injury. The kidneys are a pair of organs located in the back of the abdomen. Each kidney is about 4 or 5 inches long — about the size of a fist. The kidneys’ function are to filter the blood. Blood enters the kidney through the renal artery. The nephrons then work through a two-step process. The glomerulus lets fluid and waste products pass through it. The glomerulus also prevents blood cells and large molecules, mostly proteins, from passing through. For more detailed explanations, take a look at the following kidney diagrams!
One major function of the kidneys is to remove waste products and excess fluid from the body. These waste products and excess fluid are removed through the urine. The production of urine involves highly complex steps of excretion and re-absorption. This process is necessary to maintain a stable balance of body chemicals. This diagram provides a visual introduction to the kidneys. Click on the diagram to enlarge it!
As important as the organ is, it would probably be good for you to know more about the kidneys through these diagrams. All pictures are free and printable in high quality.