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Flashcards in Kidney Map Definitions part 2 Deck (11):
1

Renal capsule 

dense, tough tissue layer that protects the kidney and helps maintain its shape 

2

Renal column 

tissue between two renal pyramids 

3

Renal cortex 

the layer of the kidney containing the outer portion of the nephrons 

4

Renal lobe 

unit of a kidney consisting of a renal pyramid and its associated portion of cortex and medulla 

5

Renal medulla 

portion of the kidney between the cortex and the major calyx

- contains the pyramids and the columns 

6

Renal papilla 

apex of a renal pyramid, where the pyramid's tubules empty urine into a minor calyx 

7

Renal pelvis 

large internal chamber that collects urine from the major calyces; contained within the renal sinus 

- ureter continues from the renal pelvis 

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Renal pyramid 

kidney structure comprised of manu collecting tubules converging into larger papillary ducts that transport urine to a calyx 

9

Renal sinus 

the opening into the kidney at the hilus; surrounds the pelvis and major calyces 

10

Renal vein 

major vein that drains blood from the kidney 

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Ureter 

tube that drains urine from the kidney to the urinary bladder