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Glomerular Filtration Rate in a Nephron

What happens to glomerular filtration rate in a nephron whose affernet arteriole constricts(systemic blood pressure remains constant)

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Constriction in afferent arterioles of kidney believed to begin with leakage of plasma through the intimal membrane of these vessels. This causes fibrinoid deposit to develop ...

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Constriction in afferent arterioles begin with leakage of plasma and eventually it leads to loss of glomeruli and over all nephron function in terms of decrease in both renal flow and GFR.