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cortex

 [kor´teks] (pl. cor´tices) (L.)
the outer layer of an organ or other structure, as distinguished from its inner substance or medulla. adj., adj cor´tical.
adrenal cortex (cortex of adrenal gland) the outer, firm layer comprising the larger part of the adrenal gland; it secretes mineralocorticoids, androgens, and glucocorticoids.
cerebellar cortex the superficial gray matter of the cerebellum.
cerebral cortex (cortex cerebra´lis) the convoluted layer of gray matter covering each cerebral hemisphere. See also brain.
renal cortex the granular outer layer of the kidney, composed mainly of glomeruli and convoluted tubules, extending in columns between the pyramids that constitute the renal medulla.
striate cortex part of the occipital lobe that receives the fibers of the optic radiation and serves as the primary receiving area for vision. Called also first visual area.
visual cortex the area of the occipital lobe of the cerebral cortex concerned with vision; the striate cortex is also called the first visual area, and the adjacent second and third visual areas serve as its association areas.
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re·nal cor·tex

[TA]
the part of the kidney consisting of renal lobules in the outer zone beneath the capsule and the lobules of the renal columns that are extensions inward between the pyramids; contains the renal corpuscles, medullary rays, and proximal and distal convoluted tubules.
Synonym(s): cortex renalis [TA]
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re·nal cor·tex

(rē'năl kōr'teks) [TA]
The part of the kidney consisting of renal lobules in the outer zone beneath the capsule and the lobules of the renal columns that are extensions inward between the pyramids; contains the renal corpuscles and the proximal and distal convoluted tubules.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Cadmium levels in the lung, liver, kidney cortex, and urine samples from Australians without occupational exposure to metals.
Almost normal structure were noted in the renal capsules and renal tubules in the kidney cortex of rat fetuses (1 and 7 days old) of group treated by parsley oil.
Determination of (r)-Cortexin Synthesis in the Kidney Cortex Cells by In Vitro Translation of mRNA.
Similar purification procedures of G6PDs were reported from mouse liver [26], from dog liver [5], from bovine lens [1], from human placental [12], from human erythrocyte [29], from sheep kidney cortex [6], and from rat kidney [30].
We did only find increased MDA levels in the kidney cortex. Further studies will be performed to explain this finding.
The distribution of kidney cadmium concentrations was skewed, with about 3.9% of the 2,700 samples > 50 [micro]g/g kidney cortex wet weight, although the population mean was only 19 [micro]g/g wet weight (65).
The threshold for kidney cortex cadmium was similarly set at 200 [micro]g/g wet weight (3).
Cisplatin-induced injury to calcium uptake by mitochondria in glutathione-depleted slices of rat kidney cortex. Jpn J Pharmacol 1991;55:174-6.
Shah, "An old enzyme with a new function: purification and characterization of a distinct matrix-degrading metalloproteinase in rat kidney cortex and its identification as meprin," The Journal of Cell Biology, vol.
This is in agreement with previous studies reporting that cytochrome C released from mitochondria to the cytosol initiates caspase activation in isolated kidney cortex after cadmium-induced apoptosis [31].
TABLE 1: Effect of high sucrose diet and L-Arginine supplementation on eNOS/[beta]-actin ratio in kidney cortex and medulla.