Arcuate arteries of the kidney

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Arcuate arteries of the kidney
Kidney PioM.png
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Scheme of renal tubule and its vascular supply
(arterial arch labeled at center left)
Details
Latin Arteriae arcuatae renis
Source
Interlobar artery
Branches
Vasa recta and interlobular arteries
Arcuate vein
Identifiers
Dorlands
/Elsevier
a_61/12153483
TA A08.1.03.003
FMA 71638
Anatomical terminology

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 in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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"