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Unformatted text preview: kidney like a cellophane wrapper, and protects it from trauma and infection Gross Anatomy * Renal parenchyma (glandular tissue that forms the urine) appears C-shaped in frontal section and encircles a medial space called the renal sinus (containing blood vessels, nerves, and urine collecting structures) * Parenchyma is divided into two zones * Renal cortex-about 1cm thick * Inner medulla Gross Anatomy * Renal columns (extensions of the cortex) project toward the sinus and divided the medulla into 6-10 renal pyramids * Each pyramid is conical, with a broad base facing the cortex and a blunt point called the renal papilla facing the sinus * One pyramid and the over laying cortex constitute one lobe of the kidney...
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2012 for the course BSC BSC1085 taught by Professor Sharonsimpson during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10