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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In the renal cortex and medulla, compared with ND, immunolight microscopy revealed weak expression of AQP1 in the proximal tubule, in the thick descending limb and descending thin limb of Henle's loop of HFD.
Architecture of kangaroo rat inner medulla: segmentation of descending thin limb of Henle's loop.