Arcuate arteries of the kidney

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Arcuate arteries of the kidney
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Diagram of kidney, with arcuate arteries being the red-colored vessels among the "Arcuate blood vessels" labeled at top right.
Details
SourceInterlobar artery
BranchesVasa recta and interlobular arteries
VeinArcuate vein
Identifiers
LatinArteriae arcuatae renis
TAA08.1.03.003
FMA70497
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"