renal corpuscle n.
A tuft of glomerular capillaries with the Bowman’s capsule that encloses it. Also called malpighian corpuscle.
- Renal cortex
renal cortex n. The part of the kidney containing the glomeruli and the proximal and distal convoluted tubules.
- Renal cortical lobule
renal cortical lobule n. A subdivision of the kidney, consisting of the medullary ray and the labyrinth, containing renal corpuscles and convoluted tubules.
- Renal fascia
renal fascia n. The condensation of the fibroareolar tissue and fat surrounding and ensheathing the kidney. Also called Gerota’s capsule.
- Renal ganglion
renal ganglion n. Any of the small scattered sympathetic ganglions along the renal plexus.