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Macula densa, renal cortex

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This image of renal cortex includes several sections of proximal (p) and distal (d) tubules.

Conspicuous left of center is the macula densa of a distal tubule, presumably close to a renal corpuscle that is not visible in this plane of section.

Beside the macula densa is a small afferent arteriole, probably originating from the interlobular artery at lower left and presumably leading to the glomerulus that is associated with this juxtaglomerular apparatus.

For additional views of the juxtaglomerular apparatus, click on one of the thumbnails below.

 

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Last updated:  3 September 2003 / dgk