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UNIT FIVE
FIGURE 20.4
The kidney. (
a
) Longitudinal section of a kidney. (
b
) A renal pyramid containing nephrons. (
c
) A single nephron.
FIGURE 20.5
Blood vessels are associated with the kidneys and adrenal glands. Note their relationship with the renal pelvis and ureters.
Inferior vena cava
Renal cortex
Renal pyramid
Renal medulla
Minor calyx
Renal column
Renal papilla
Renal pelvis
Suprarenal artery
Abdominal aorta
Adrenal gland
Renal capsule
Hilum
Renal vein
Suprarenal vein
Ureter
Renal artery
Renal pelvis
Minor calyx
Major calyx
Renal papilla
Renal pyramid
Collecting
duct
Nephrons
Renal sinus
Renal medulla
Renal capsule
Renal cortex
Ureter
(a)
(b)
(c)
Renal corpuscle
Renal
tubule
Papilla
Minor calyx
Renal
medulla
Renal
cortex
Fat
in renal sinus
Renal column
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