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Morphology of the Loop of Henle, Distal Tubule, and Collecting Duct

Handbook of Physiology, Renal Physiology

  1. B. Kaissling1,
  2. W. Kriz2

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp080103

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Kaissling, B. and Kriz, W. 2011. Morphology of the Loop of Henle, Distal Tubule, and Collecting Duct. Comprehensive Physiology. 109–167.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Institute of Anatomy, University of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

  2. 2

    Institute of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Loops of Henle
    • 1.1
      Intermediate Tubule
    • 1.2
      Thick Ascending Limb
    • 1.3
      Macula Densa
  • 2
    Distal Segments
    • 2.1
      Definition and Nomenclature
    • 2.2
      General Cytological Organization of the Distal Segments
    • 2.3
      Distal Convoluted Tubule
    • 2.4
      Connecting Tubule
    • 2.5
      Cortical Collecting Duct
  • 3
    Medullary Collecting Ducts
    • 3.1
      Microanatomical Organization and Histotopographical Aspects
    • 3.2
      Outer Medullary Collecting Duct
    • 3.3
      Inner Medullary Collecting Duct
    • 3.4
      Cytochemical Aspects
    • 3.5
      Structure—Function Correlations
  • 4
    Intercalated Cells
    • 4.1
      Cell Structure
    • 4.2
      Intercalated Cells in the Cortex
    • 4.3
      Cytochemical Aspects
    • 4.4
      Distribution of Intercalated Cells in the Kidney Zones
    • 4.5
      Structure—Function Correlations