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Renal medulla

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Note that in this image of the renal medulla, all tubules are cut in cross section, indicating that they are parallel and arranged perpendicular to the plane of section.

Click on the thumbnail at right to compare with a different plane of section.

The larger tubules in this image are collecting ducts. The smaller tubules are ascending thick segments of loops of Henle. Descending thin segments are present but not conspicuous at this magnification.

To view medullary tubules at higher magnification, click on one of the thumbnails below.

Medullary tubules.

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SIUC / School of Medicine / Anatomy / David King

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Last updated:  27 August 2003 / dgk