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Kidney Anatomy

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  • Path of blood flow
    • interlobar artery → arcuate artery → interlobular artery → afferent arteriole → capillaries → efferent arteriole → peritubular capillaries
  • Left kidney has longer renal vein 
    • used for kidney transplant 
  • Ureters pass under uterine artery and under ductus deferens 
    • "water under the bridge"
 
 


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