vasa recta renis

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vas

 [vas] (pl. va´sa) (L.)
vessel. adj., adj va´sal.
vas aber´rans
1. a blind tube sometimes connected with the epididymis; a vestigial mesonephric tube.
2. any anomalous or unusual vessel.
va´sa afferen´tia vessels that convey fluid to a structure or part.
va´sa bre´via short gastric arteries.
vas de´ferens ductus deferens.
va´sa efferen´tia vessels that convey fluid away from a structure or part.
va´sa lympha´tica lymphatic vessels.
va´sa prae´via the presentation, in front of the fetal head during labor, of the blood vessels of the umbilical cord where they enter the placenta.
va´sa rec´ta re´nis long U-shaped vessels arising from the efferent glomerular arterioles of juxtamedullary nephrons and supplying the renal medulla. Called also arteriolae rectae renis.
va´sa vaso´rum the small nutrient arteries and veins in the walls of the larger blood vessels.

vasa recta renis

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arteries penetrating and supplying the renal medulla (pyramids).
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