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This photograph of kidney tissue, taken using fluorescent light microscopy, shows a close-up view of part of image 3723. Kidneys filter the blood, removing waste and excessive fluid, which is excreted in urine. The filtration system is made up of components that include glomeruli (for example, the round structure taking up much of the image's center is a glomerulus) and tubules (seen in cross-section here with their inner lining stained green). Related to image 3675 .
Tom Deerinck , National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research
Tom Deerinck and Mark Ellisman, NCMIR
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