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Flashcards in Histology: Urinary Tract I Deck (14):
1

Where is the general location of the kidneys?

Retroperitoneum,
Thoracic vertebra 12 - Lumbar vertebra 3

2

What is the difference in the male and female urethra?

Males have a longer urethra

3

What are the phases of kidney development?

- the pronephros (most immature)
- mesonephros
- metanephros (most developed) which persists as the definitive adult kidney

4

What is the movement of the kidneys during development?

Descends from the cervical region to the cloaca and ascends to final position

5

What is at the tip of the medullary pyramid?

Papillae

6

What is the main blood supply of the kidneys?

Renal Artery

7

What are the small arteries the supply the medullary pyramid?

Interlobar Arteries - gives of arcuate arteries

8

What vessel group gives off the vasa recta?

Juxtamedullary glomerulus

9

What section of the kidney gets most of the blood?

The cortex

10

What section of the kidney is most susceptible to ischemia?

Medulla

11

What arises from interlobular arteries?

Afferent arteriole

12

What arises from glomerular capillaries?

Efferent arteriole

13

What part of the kidney receives 90% of the blood flow?

Renal Cortex

14

What is the order of the vasculature from the kidney to the aorta?

- Renal Artery
- Interlobar Artery
- Arcuate Arteries
- Interlobular Arteries
- Afferent Arterioles
- Glomerular Capillaries
- Efferent Arterioles
- Peritubular Capillary Network

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