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Cortical lobule

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Cortical lobule

Cortical lobule
Details
Latin Lobuli corticales renis
System Urinary system
Interlobular arteries
Interlobular veins
Dorlands
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l_13/12500839
Anatomical terminology

A cortical lobule (or renal lobule) is a part of a renal lobe. It consists of the nephrons grouped around a single medullary ray, and draining into a single collecting duct. Its near identical parallel is the rectal lobe, which is present in the majority of mammals.

References

This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

External links

  • Histology image: 16003loa – Histology Learning System at Boston University
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