Ascending limb of loop of Henle

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Ascending limb of loop of Henle
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Scheme of renal tubule and its vascular supply. (Labeled at center left.)
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Nephron ion flow diagram
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Identifiers
Latintubulus rectus distalis, pars recta tubuli distalis
Anatomical terminology

Within the nephrons of the kidney, the ascending limb of the loop of Henle is a segment of the loop of Henle downstream of the descending limb, after the sharp bend of the loop. This part of the renal tubule is divided into a thin and thick ascending limb; the thick portion is also known as the distal straight tubule, in contrast with the distal convoluted tubule downstream.

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