Henle, Friedrich G. J.

Henle, Friedrich G. J.

Friedrich Gustav Jacob, Ger. anatomist, 1809–1885.

Henle ampulla

Dilatation of the ductus deferens just above the ejaculatory duct.

Henle fissure

The fibrous tissue between the cardiac muscle fibers.

Henle layer

The outer layer of cells of the inner root sheath of the hair follicle.

Henle ligament

The combined tendons of the transversus abdominus and internal oblique inserted on the linea alba and public bone.

Henle loop

The U-shaped portion of a renal tubule lying between the proximal and distal convoluted portions. It consists of a thin descending limb and a thicker ascending limb.

Henle membrane

The Bruch layer forming the inner boundary of the choroid of the eye.

Henle sheath


Henle tubules

The portion of the nephron following the proximal tubule.
See: nephron
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