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You may already know that the primary function of kidneys is to filter waste, like uremic and nitrogenous toxins from the bloodstream, but did you also know that kidneys are responsible for the production of two crucial hormones? Erythropoietin and Vitamin D (a confusingly named hormone), both play important roles in the human body. Learn more about these essential hormones produced by our kidneys.

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