Loop-of-henle



[hen-lee] /ˈhɛn li/

noun, Anatomy.
1.
the part of a nephron between the proximal and distal convoluted tubules that extends, in a loop, from the cortex into the medulla of the kidney.
loop of Henle
(lp əv hěn’lē)
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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