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Each renal pyramid and its surrounding renal columns constitutes one of seven to eight _________ of a kidney   a. lob...


  1.   Each renal pyramid and its surrounding renal columns constitutes one of seven to eight _________ of a kidney

      a.

    lobes

      b.

    capsules

      c.

    tubules

      d.

    none of the above

Answer

The kidney is the organ of excretory system that involves in urine production. It helps in elimination of waste materials from the blood that are generated by the metabolism processes in the body.

Each kidney contain 7 to 8 lobes. These lobes are pyramidal in shape and composed of renal pyramid and the renal cortex. The kidney lobes are separated from each other by the renal columns.

So, the statement will be:

Each renal pyramid and its surrounding renal columns constitutes one of seven to eight lobes of a kidney.

Hence, option a (lobes) is the right answer.

Other incorrect options are:

b. The capsule of kidney is the outer covering that protects the kidney from mechanical damages.

c. The tubules is the part of nephron. Each kidney contain is approximately 1 million. It helps in selective absorption and urine formation.

d. Not possible.

 

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