renal medulla

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 [mĕ-dul´ah] (L.)
1. the inmost part of a structure or organ.
3. marrow. adj., adj med´ullary.
adrenal medulla the inner portion of the adrenal gland, where epinephrine and norepinephrine are produced.
medulla of bone bone marrow.
medulla oblonga´ta that part of the hindbrain continuous with the pons above and the spinal cord below; it houses nerve centers for both motor and sensory nerves, where such functions as breathing and the beating of the heart are controlled. See also brain.
medulla os´sium bone marrow.
renal medulla the inner part of the substance of the kidney, composed chiefly of collecting tubules, and organized into a group of structures called the renal pyramids.
medulla spina´lis (medulla spina´lis) spinal cord.
medulla of thymus the central portion of each lobule of the thymus; it contains many more reticular cells and far fewer lymphocytes than does the surrounding cortex.
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re·nal me·dul·la

the inner, darker portion of the kidney parenchyma consisting of the renal pyramids.
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re·nal me·dul·la

(rē'năl mĕ-dŭl'ă) [TA]
The inner, darker portion of the kidney parenchyma consisting of the renal pyramids.
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Figure 1(c) shows increased NKCC2 expression in kidney medulla homogenates from BUO-1 rats.
Glycogen stored is showed to be regulated in almost all tissues that were evaluated; minor increases remain in heart and kidney medulla. Likewise, dyslipidemia profile was improvement, although triglycerides did not reach values as normocaloric group.
There observed a florid plethory of the vessels of kidney medulla.
The same trend was found in kidney medulla and heart samples as compared with sham group (Heart: 0.113 [+ or -] 0.005 versus 0.122 [+ or -] 0.009, resp.; Kidney medulla 0.492 [+ or -] 0.098 versus 0.528 [+ or -] 0.129, resp.).
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