Unformatted text preview: * The visceral layer consist of cells called podocytes wrapped around the capillaries. * The fluid that filters from the glomerular capillaries, called glomerular filtrate , collects in the capsular space between the parietal and visceral layer and then flows into the renal tubule. Renal (Uriniferous) Tubule * Is a duct that leads away form the glomerular capsule and ends at the tip of a medullary pyramid * Divided into four major regions * Proximal convoluted tubule * Nephron loop (loop of Henle) * Distal convoluted tubule * Collecting duct (not really a part of the nephron- receives urine from many nephrons * Proximal Convoluted Tubule * Longest and most coiled * Simple cuboidal epithelium with microvilli (brush border for absorption capacity)...
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- Fall '10
- Anatomy, Nephron, renal pelvis, tubule, Uriniferous) Tubule