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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On the other hand, NO released from the macula densa is involved in rennin secretion and TGF response via vasoconstriction of the afferent arterioles [39-41].
Tubuloglomerular feedback mechanisms in nephron segments beyond the macula densa. Curr Opin Nephrol Hypertens 2009;18:57-62.