loop of Henle

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loop of Hen·le

A U-shaped segment of the nephron in a vertebrate kidney that functions in water resorption.

[After Friedrich Gustav Jacob Henle (1809-1885), German pathologist.]

loop′ of Hen′le

(ˈhɛn li)
the part of a kidney tubule that loops from the cortex into the medulla of the kidney.
[1880–85; after French. German. J. Henle (1809–85), German pathologist]