The cortex of the kidney is distinguished by characteristic renal corpuscles, each of which consists of a glomerulus surrounded by Bowman's capsule.
Convoluted tubules comprise the bulk of the cortex. Proximal and distal tubules cannot be readily distinguished at this magnification.
Dense fibrous connective tissue forms a tough capsule around the kidney.
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