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Unformatted text preview: Has a cuboidal epithelium with smooth-surface cells nearly devoid of microvilli Collecting Duct * The DCTs of several nephrons drain into a this straight tube, which passes into the medulla * Are both lined with simple cuboidal epithelium Collecting Duct * Near the papilla, several collecting ducts merge to form a larger papillary duct * About 30 of these from each papilla into its minor calyx Cortical and Juxtamedullary Nephrons * Cortical Nephrons-nephrons close to the kidney surface * Have shorter nephron loops that dip only slightly into the outer medulla before turning back * Juxtamedullary nephron-nephrons close to the medulla * Have very long loops that extend to the apex of the renal pyramid * Responsible for maintaining the salinity gradient...
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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