|Frontal section through the kidney|
|Latin||calices renales majores|
|Gray's||subject #254 1225|
Two or three minor calyces converge to form a major calyx. A major calyx, in the kidney, surrounds the apex of the renal pyramids. Urine formed in the kidney passes through a renal papilla at the apex into a minor calyx then into a major calyx before passing through the renal pelvis into the ureter.
- SUNY Labs 40:06-0109 - "Posterior Abdominal Wall: Internal Structure of a Kidney"
- BU Histology Learning System: 15901loa - "Urinary System: neonatal kidney"
- posteriorabdomen at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University) (renalpelvis)
- Diagram at bway.net
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