The Urinary System

The Urinary System - The Urinary System Kidney Anatomy -...

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The Urinary System Kidney Anatomy - kidneys lie in a retroperitoneal position in superior lumbar region - renal hilus : cleft in concave medial surface of kidneys o & occupy renal sinus - 3 layers of supportive tissue around kidney : o renal capsule : fibrous CT on surface of kidney o adipose capsule : attaches kidney to posterior abdominal wall o renal fascia glands & anchors them to surrounding structures - 3 regions to kidney interior : o renal cortex : most superficial region o renal medulla : deep to cortex; composed of medullary or renal pyramids renal columns : inward extensions of cortex that separate pyramids lobe : pyramid with its surrounding cortical tissue capsule o renal pelvis hilus major calyces : branching extensions of pelvis; subdivide to form minor
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