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nephron loop


Definition: the U-shaped part of the nephron extending from the proximal to the distal tubules; it consists of a descending limb, a descending loop, and an ascending limb; located in the medulla renalis and medullary ray.

Synonym(s): Henle ansa, Henle loop

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