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Renal lobe

Renal lobe
Renal lobe (not labeled) consists of a pyramid
(item #1) and cortex immediately above it.
Latin Lobi renales
System Urinary system
Interlobar arteries
Interlobar veins
Anatomical terminology

The renal lobe is a portion of a kidney consisting of a renal pyramid and the renal cortex above it. [1]

It is visible without a microscope, though it is easier to see in humans than in other animals.

It is composed of many renal lobules, which are not visible without a microscope.

See also


  1. ^ Urinary System

External links

  • Histology image: 15901loa - Histology Learning System at Boston University

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