Difference Between Alveoli And Nephron?

Listed below are the differences:

Alveoli

Nephron

They are small balloon-like sacs found in the lungs

They are small tubular structures found in the kidneys

Thick-walled, comprising of a richly supplied network of capillaries

Made of glomerulus, renal tube and Bowman’s capsule. They possess a cluster of thin-walled capillaries

Site of exchange pf gases

Site for filtration

Carries out the exchange of carbon dioxide and oxygen occurring between blood capillaries surrounding alveoli and the gases in alveoli

Blood entering in tnto the renal artery into the kidney branches into capillaries in the glomerulus. At the Bowman’s capsule, the solutes and water are shifted to the nephron which them moves to the proximal tube, down to the Henle’s loop

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