"As shown in Figure below , each nephron is like a tiny filtering plant. It filters blood and forms urine in the following steps: "
"The nephron is like a worm-a functioning unit in which thousands of cells are regulated through vasomotion, filtered load, workload, physical forces, moving columns of fluid, chemical gradients (25), intercellular junctions and changes in the extracellular matrix."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.