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MCAT Question A Day - 7/28/14 - Answer!

Bowman's capsule assists in clearing urea from the blood by:

A.  actively transporting urea into the filtrate using ATP-driven pumps.
B.  exchanging urea for glucose in an antiport mechanism.
C.  allowing urea to diffuse into the filtrate under filtration pressure.
D.  converting urea to amino acids.

C is correct. The only process available for the removal of wastes by the Bowman's capsule is diffusion, aided by the hydrostatic pressure of the blood.

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