Loop-of-henle meaning

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A U-shaped segment of the nephron in a vertebrate kidney that functions in water resorption.
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The long U-shaped section of a nephron in the kidney, where urine is formed.
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A U-shaped segment of the nephron in a vertebrate kidney that functions in water resorption.
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The loop-shaped segment of the nephron of a vertebrate kidney. It plays a role in the transport of ions and water and the concentrating of urine.
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(anatomy) A loop-like structure in the kidney's nephron that connects the proximal convoluted tubule to the distal convoluted tubule.
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Origin of loop-of-henle

  • After Friedrich Gustav Jacob Henle (1809–1885), German pathologist

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition