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could you tell me if the kidneys filter out the blood, then what does the liver do?

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Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
Nephrology and Dialysis 31 years experience
In-line filters: The liver and kidneys both filter metabolites and detoxify the blood stream as it passes through.

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