loop of Henle

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loop of Henle

[′lüp əv ′hen·lē]
(anatomy)
The U-shaped portion of a renal tubule formed by a descending and an ascending tubule. Also known as Henle's loop.
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An in vivo study of the concentrating process in the descending limb of Henle's loop.
Sedation on the descending limb was related to past-month drinking only for whites.
Tolerance can be described in two ways: (1) Chronic tolerance is observed as a decrease in the magnitude of an effect of alcohol with repeated exposures; and (2) acute tolerance is observed within the course of the elimination of a single exposure and is characterized by a reduced alcohol effect on the descending limb of the breath alcohol concentration curve (BAC) when compared to the ascending limb.