nephronic loop

[ nĕ-frŏnĭk ]

n.

The U-shaped part of the nephron extending from the proximal to the distal convoluted tubules; it consists of descending and ascending limbs.Henle's loop loop of Henle

Nearby words

  1. nephrology,
  2. nephrolysis,
  3. nephroma,
  4. nephromegaly,
  5. nephron,
  6. nephropathic,
  7. nephropathy,
  8. nephropexy,
  9. nephrophthisis,
  10. nephroptosis


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