superficial nephron

superficial nephron

a nephron whose proximal convoluted tubule is in the outer part of the renal cortex and whose loop of Henle goes only a short way into the renal medulla.
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Superficial nephrons have short loops of Henle that extend only to the outer medullary layer, and their efferent arterioles brandl into peritubular capillaries that surround the nephron segments.
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