Straight venules of kidney

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Straight venules of kidney
Source Vasa recta
Drains to Arcuate veins
Latin Venulae rectae renis
TA A08.1.04.005
FMA 72007
Anatomical terminology

The straight venules of kidney are branches from the plexuses at the apices of the medullary pyramids, formed by the terminations of the vasa recta.

They run outward in a straight course between the tubes of the medullary substance, and joining, as above stated, the interlobular veins, form venous arcades; these in turn unite and form veins which pass along the sides of the renal pyramids.

The straight venules contains fenestrated capillaries.


This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 1225 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)