loop of Henle (redirected from Loops of Henle)
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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 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.