Henle's loop
noun Date: circa 1890 loop of Henle

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Henle's loop — n LOOP OF HENLE * * * the part of a kidney tubule that forms a loop extending towards the centre of the kidney. It is surrounded by blood capillaries, which absorb water and selected soluble substances back into the bloodstream. F. G. J. Henle… …   Medical dictionary

  • Henle's loop — Hen′le s loop′ [[t]ˈhɛn liz[/t]] n. anat. loop of Henle • Etymology: 1880–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • Henle's loop — /hen leez/. See loop of Henle. [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • Henle's loop — noun another term for loop of Henle …   English new terms dictionary

  • Henle's loop — the part of a kidney tubule that forms a loop extending towards the centre of the kidney. It is surrounded by blood capillaries, which absorb water and selected soluble substances back into the bloodstream [G. J. Henle (1809–85), German… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • henle's loop — noun Usage: usually capitalized H : loop of henle …   Useful english dictionary

  • Henle's layer — Hen·le s layer hen lēz n a single layer of cuboidal epithelium forming the outer boundary of the inner stratum of a hair follicle compare HUXLEY S LAYER Hen·le hen lə Friedrich Gustav Jacob (1809 1885) German anatomist and histologist. One of… …   Medical dictionary

  • Hen|le's loop — «HEHN leez», a U shaped loop formed by a tubule conveying urine when it enters the inner layer of the kidney and then turns around to pass up again into the outer layer of the kidney; loop of Henle. ╂[< F. G. J. Henle, 1809 1885, a German… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Loop of Henle — Scheme of renal tubule and its vascular supply. (Loop of Henle visible center left.) Latin ansa nephroni Gray s …   Wikipedia

  • loop of Henle — loop of Hen·le hen lē n the U shaped part of a vertebrate nephron that lies between and is continuous with the proximal and distal convoluted tubules, that leaves the cortex of the kidney descending into the medullary tissue and then bending back …   Medical dictionary

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