. Renin is secreted by

A: Cortex

B: Medulla

C: Juxtaglomerular cells

D: Podocytes


Best Answer


Cortex- It is the superficial light red area in the kidney. 

Medulla- Deeper, dark reddish inner region in the kidney.

Juxta-glomerular cells- The walls of the afferent arterioles contain smooth muscle fibers called juxta-glomerular cells. They secrete the enzyme renin.

Podocytes-These are the specialized cells that together with glomerulus capillaries, completely encircle the capillaries and form a leaky barrier known as the filtration membrane. 

Final Answer-

So, The correct option is C (Juxtaglomerular cells). 



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