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The afferent arterioles are a group of blood vessels that supply the nephrons in many excretory systems.
The afferent arterioles branch from the renal artery which supplies blood to the kidneys.
The afferent arterioles later diverge into the capillaries of the glomerulus.
- Essentials of Human Physiology by Thomas M. Nosek. Section 7/7ch03/7ch03p10. - "Renal Vasculature: Efferent Arterioles & Peritubular Capillaries"
- Template:UCDavisOrganology - "Mammal, renal vasculature (EM, Low)"
- Histology at University of Southern California ren/c_11