juxtaglomerular apparatus (JGA) | definition

  • located at the juncture of the distal convoluted tubule and the afferent and efferent arterioles of the glomerulus
  • plays a role in the regulation of renal blood flow and glomerular filtration rate


Betts, J. G., Young, K. A., Wise, J. A., Johnson, E., Poe, B., Kruse, D. H., … DeSaix, P. (n.d.). Anatomy and Physiology. Houston, Texas: OpenStax. Access for free at: https://openstax.org/details/books/anatomy-and-physiology

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