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Kidney Type of nephrons: does it matter?

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does it matter if there are three types of neurons: superficial cortical, mid cortical and juxtamedullary neurons? is there any step 1 importance to this?
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I think you mean nephron.

They are medium yield. They might expect you to know which has a greater concentrating ability, and which one is more likely to be damaged in hypoxia. I can't think of anything else they'll ask.
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Yes sorry for that. Thank you for replying too. Juxtramedullary nephrons are important in urine concentration as they provide a large surface area. Do you know which one is most damaged in hypoxia?
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Sorry for the late reply.

The renal medulla is susceptible to hypoxia- so it would be the juxtamedullary nephrons which would be susceptible to hypoxia.
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