loop of Henle


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loop of Hen·le

 (hĕn′lē)
n.
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)
n.
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]
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The new structures contained most of the constituent parts present in human nephrons including proximal tubules, distal tubules, Bowman's capsule and Loop of Henle.
The new structures contained most of the constituent parts present in human nephrons -- including proximal tubules, distal tubules, Bowman's capsule and Loop of Henle.
While, under low dose of cadmium chloride, mild to moderate changes in hepatocytes around blood vessels in liver; reduction in thickness of epithelium and muscular layer in gizzard; and slight alterations in arrangement of tubules of loop of henle in the kidney of proximal convoluted tubules with granular cytoplasm were observed.
4) Capillary rupture results in delivery of organisms to the proximal tubule and loop of Henle with eventual development of enlarging, caseating granulomas and papillary necrosis.
Pathologicaly the primary defect is impairment in one of the transporters involved in sodium chloride reabsorption in the thick ascending limb of loop of Henle or distal convoluted tubule viz, Na-K-2Cl cotransporter (NKCC2) or apical K channel (ROMK) or basolateral chloride channel (ClCNKB).
Ninety percent of filtered calcium is reabsorbed in the thick ascending limb of the loop of Henle (TAL).
Structural-functional correlation in chinchilla long loop of Henle thin limbs: a novel papillary subsegment.
Vascular congestion and inflammation were evident in all animals and so were protein casts in the lumen of DCT, ascending thick limb of loop of Henle and collecting ducts (Fig-1).
The caffeine may reduce the amount of potassium taken up by the loop of Henle.