Straight venules of kidney

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Straight venules of kidney
SourceVasa recta
Drains toArcuate veins
LatinVenulae rectae renis
Anatomical terminology

The straight venules of kidney are branches from the plexuses at the apices of the medullary pyramids, formed by the terminations of the vasa recta.

They run outward in a straight course between the tubes of the medullary substance, and joining, as above stated, the interlobular veins, form venous arcades; these in turn unite and form veins which pass along the sides of the renal pyramids.

The straight venules contains fenestrated capillaries.


This article incorporates text in the public domain from Lua error in Module:Wd at line 2089: attempt to index field 'wikibase' (a nil value).the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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