Minute Structure of the Kidney

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The minute structure of the kidney, which commences in the cortical substance of the organ as the Malpighian bodies, small round masses of deep-red color, averaging about 1/120 inches in diameter, and each consisting of a central glomerulus of vessels and a membranous envelope or Bowman’s capsule (c), the latter being the commencement of the uriniferous tubule (d). The renal artery (a) and renal vein (v) are also shown.


Metheny, D. Gregg Potter's Compend of Human Anatomy 8th Ed. (Philadelphia: P. Blakiston's Son & Co., 1915) 360


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