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loop of Henle(hĕn′lē)
A U-shaped segment of the nephron in a vertebrate kidney that functions in water resorption.
loop of Henle
Etymology: ME, loupe; [Friedrich Gustave Henle, German anatomist, 1809-1885
the U-shaped part of a renal tubule, consisting of a thin descending limb and a thick ascending limb. Also called Henle's loop.