loop of Henle

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loop of Henle

(hĕn′lē)
n.
A U-shaped segment of the nephron in a vertebrate kidney that functions in water resorption.

loop of Henle

the U-shaped, nonconvoluted part of the tubule which leads from a BOWMAN'S CAPSULE to the central cavity of the kidney (the pelvis), and where the urine is concentrated. Together, the capsule and tubule form a NEPHRON. Animals in arid climates have very long loops of Henle and produce small quantities of highly concentrated urine.
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In medulla of kidney, immunolight microscopy confirmed weak labelling of AQP1 in the thick descending limb and descending thin limb of Henle's loop of HND compared with ND rats.
Although a person may feel less intoxicated, his or her impairment is not similarly improved." One study described the impairment on the descending BAC in this manner: "Objective measures of impairment, especially those involving skills necessary for safe driving and those measured on driving simulators, were generally worse during the descending limb for the same BAC.
An in vivo study of the concentrating process in the descending limb of Henle's loop.
No differences were found between the races for stimulation or sedation on the descending limb, Dr.
The loop of Henle consists of several segments including the thin descending limb, the thin ascending limb of Henle, and the thick ascending limb.