Flashcards in Histology: Urinary Tract I Deck (14):
Where is the general location of the kidneys?
Thoracic vertebra 12 - Lumbar vertebra 3
What is the difference in the male and female urethra?
Males have a longer urethra
What are the phases of kidney development?
- the pronephros (most immature)
- metanephros (most developed) which persists as the definitive adult kidney
What is the movement of the kidneys during development?
Descends from the cervical region to the cloaca and ascends to final position
What is at the tip of the medullary pyramid?
What is the main blood supply of the kidneys?
What are the small arteries the supply the medullary pyramid?
Interlobar Arteries - gives of arcuate arteries
What vessel group gives off the vasa recta?
What section of the kidney gets most of the blood?
What section of the kidney is most susceptible to ischemia?
What arises from interlobular arteries?
What arises from glomerular capillaries?
What part of the kidney receives 90% of the blood flow?