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A scientist identifies two capillary systems in the human kidney and discovers that one is a high pressure system while the other is a low pressure system. A depiction of the nephron is shown here. Which number signifies the low pressure capillary system?
  • A. 2
  • B. 9
  • C. 1
  • D. 3
  • E. 5
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A scientist identifies two capillary systems in the human kidney and discovers that one is a high pressure system while the other is a low pressure system. A depiction of the nephron is shown here. Which number signifies the low pressure capillary system?
  • A. 2
  • B. 9
  • C. 1
  • D. 3
  • E. 5

B? peritubular capillaries?
i guess the glomerulus is a high pressure system
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The high pressure capillary system in the human kidney entails the glomerular capillaries (number 3 in the picture).
The low pressure capillary system entails the peritubular capillaries which corresponds to number 9 i think in the picture.
So i'll go with B.
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i will go with B. 9
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9.peritubular capillary system has low capillary pressures and glomerulus has high
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B is the answer.9
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