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Loop of Henle

The U-shaped portion of the renal tubule in the KIDNEY MEDULLA, consisting of a descending limb and an ascending limb. It is situated between the PROXIMAL KIDNEY TUBULE and the DISTAL KIDNEY TUBULE.

Year introduced: 1991(1973)

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Tree Number(s): A05.810.453.736.560.610

MeSH Unique ID: D008138

Entry Terms:

  • Henle Loop
  • Ascending Limb of Loop of Henle
  • Descending Limb of Loop of Henle

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