loop of Henle
Etymology: F. G. J. Henle died 1885 German pathologist Date: 1890 a U-shaped part of the nephron of birds and mammals that lies between and is continuous with the proximal and distal convoluted tubules and that functions in water resorption

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  • 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 — [hen′lē] n. pl. loops of Henle the long U shaped section of a nephron in the kidney, where urine is formed …   English World dictionary

  • loop of Henle — /hen lee/, Anat. 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. Also called Henle s loop. [1880 85; named after F. G. J. Henle (1809 85), German… …   Universalium

  • 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

  • loop of Henle — loop′ of Hen′le [[t]ˈhɛn li[/t]] n. anat. the part of a kidney tubule that loops from the cortex into the medulla of the kidney • Etymology: 1880–85; after F. G. J. Henle (1809–85), German pathologist …   From formal English to slang

  • loop of henle — ˈhenlē, lə Usage: usually capitalized H Etymology: after F. G. J. Henle died 1885 German pathologist : the part of a vertebrate nephron that lies between the proximal and distal convoluted tubules, leaves the cortex of the kidney descending into… …   Useful english dictionary

  • loop of Henle — U shaped loop in the kidney discovered by Friedrich Gustav Jacob Henle …   English contemporary dictionary

  • loop of Henle — [ hɛnli] noun the part of a kidney tubule from which water and salts are resorbed into the blood. Origin C19: named after the German anatomist F. G. J. Henle …   English new terms dictionary

  • Descending limb of loop of Henle — Scheme of renal tubule and its vascular supply. (Labeled at center left.) …   Wikipedia

  • Thick ascending limb of loop of Henle — Scheme of renal tubule and its vascular supply. (Labeled at center left.) …   Wikipedia

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