loop-henle

loop of Henle

[hen-lee]
noun Anatomy.
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.


Origin:
1880–85; named after F. G. J. Henle (1809–85), German pathologist

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loop of Henle   (lp əv hěn'lē)  Pronunciation Key 
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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