macula densa


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macula densa

[′mak·yə·lə ′den·sə]
(medicine)
A thickening of the epithelium of the ascending limb of the loop of Henle.
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Tubuloglomerular feedback mechanisms in nephron segments beyond the macula densa.
Intrarenal solute sensors in the juxtaglomerular apparatus (JGA) sense changes in GFR via NaC1 concentration in the tubular fluid of the macula densa.