loop of Henleloop of Hen·le
nounpl. loops of Henle
the long -shaped section of a nephron in the kidney, where urine is formed
Origin of loop of Henleafter F. G. J. Henle (1809-85), German pathologist
loop of Henle
A U-shaped segment of the nephron in a vertebrate kidney that functions in water resorption.
Origin of loop of HenleAfter Friedrich Gustav Jacob Henle (1809-1885), German pathologist
(plural loops of Henle)
- (anatomy) A loop-like structure in the kidney's nephron that connects the proximal convoluted tubule to the distal convoluted tubule.