Henle's loop


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Henle's loop

(ˈhɛnlɪz)
n
(Anatomy) anatomy See loop110b
[C19: named after F. G. J. Henle (1809–85), German anatomist]
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Fluid reabsorption from proximal tubules, descending thin limbs of Henle's loop, and collecting ducts and fluid flows across renal capillary endothelia (the vasa recta) are critical for minimizing urinary water loss from the body.
The researchers microdissected adult rat kidneys into segments from the glomeruli, proximal convoluted tubule (S1/PCT), proximal straight tubule (S2, S3), medullary thick ascending limb of Henle's loop and the collecting duct.
LOOP DIURETICS Subclass gets its name because these drugs all work on Henle's loop.