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UNIT FIVE
(a)
Cortex
Medulla
Renal
artery
Renal
pelvis
Renal
vein
Ureter
Cortical radiate
artery and vein
Interlobar
vein and artery
Arcuate vein
and artery
Proximal
convoluted
tubule
Cortical radiate
artery and vein
Efferent
arteriole
Afferent arteriole
Distal convoluted
tubule
Peritubular
capillary
(b)
FIGURE 20.6
Renal blood vessels. (
a
) Main branches of the renal artery and vein. (
b
) Corrosion cast of the renal arterial system. Not all blood
vessels associated with the nephron are shown.
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