Difference between alveoli and nephron?
|1.||They are the site for an exchange of gases.||They are the site for filtration.|
|2.||They are found in the lungs and are very tiny balloon-like sacs.||They are found in the kidneys and are very small tubular structures.|
|3.||It has thick walls which comprise a network of richly supplied capillaries.||It has clusters of thin-walled capillaries and is made up of glomerulus, renal tube, and Bowman’s capsule.|
|4.||Its function is to carry out the exchange of carbon dioxide and oxygen which occurs between the blood capillaries that surround alveoli and the gases present inside the alveoli.||The blood follows the path. The renal artery – kidney branches- capillaries. At the Bowman’s capsule, the water and the solutes get shifted towards the nephron which then moves to the proximal tube, down to Henle's loop.|