Arcuate arteries of the kidney

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Artery: Arcuate arteries of the kidney
Kidney PioM.png
Arcuate arteries visible but not labeled
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Scheme of renal tubule and its vascular supply
(arterial arch labeled at center left)
Latin Arteriae arcuatae renis
Source Interlobar artery
Branches Vasa recta and interlobular arteries
Vein Arcuate vein

The arcuate arteries of the kidney are vessels of the renal circulation. They are located at the border of the renal cortex and renal medulla.

They are named after the fact that they are shaped in arcs due to the nature of the shape of the renal medulla.

References[edit]

This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.

External links[edit]

  • Histology image: 16105loa - Histology Learning System at Boston University - "Urinary System: kidney, PAS stain, arcuate artery and vein, longitudinal"
  • Histology image: 15805loa - Histology Learning System at Boston University - "Urinary System: kidney, PAS stain, arcuate artery and vein, transverse"
  • Histology image: 15901lba - Histology Learning System at Boston University - "Urinary System: neonatal kidney, vasculature"