Cortical lobule

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Cortical lobule
System Urinary system
Artery Interlobular arteries
Vein Interlobular veins
Latin Lobuli corticales renis
Anatomical terminology

A cortical lobule (or renal lobule) is a part of a renal lobe. It consists of the nephrons grouped around a single medullary ray, and draining into a single collecting duct. Its near identical parallel is the rectal lobe[citation needed], which is present in the majority of mammals.


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

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