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4 a smooth transparent membrane the adheres tightly to the external aspect of the kidney, outside layer; connective tissue keeping substances inside.
6 fatty mass that cushions the kidney and helps attach it to the body wall
7 the small artery that carries blood toward the capillaries of the glomerulus
8 the cortex of the kidney containing the glomeruli and the convoluted tubules
9 areas of tissue which segregate and dip inward between the pyramids, columns between renal pyramids
10 the long hairpin turn, with a descending and ascending limb, of the renal tubule in the vertebrate kidney; functions in water and salt reabsorption
11 striped, or striated, appearance of triangular pyramid of segments of the medulla
14 the small artery that carries blood away from the capillaries of the glomerulus
15 an artery originating from the abdominal aorta and supplying the kidneys and adrenal glands and ureters
18 cup-shaped structure of the nephron of a kidney which encloses the glomerulus and which filtration takes place
19 Inner tissue layer of the kidney, contains loops of Henle and collecting tubules; contains pyramids
1 the highest point, tip
2 veins that accompany renal arteries
3 first section of the renal tubule that the blood flows through; reabsorption of water, ions, and all organic nutrients
5 a structure shaped like a funnel in the outlet of the kidney into which urine is discharged before passing into the ureter
12 the portion of the nephron after the glomerulus and apsule; the region of the nephron where the filtrate is modified along its path to becoming urine
13 cup-shaped part of the renal pelvis through which urine passes from the renal tubules
16 any of the small tubules that are the excretory units of the vertebrate kidney
17 small network of capillaries encased in the upper end of a nephron; where the filtration of blood takes place
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