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Kidney: Coronal Section

To view the internal structures of the kidney, a coronal section can be applied.  This type of cut will separate the front half of the structure from the back half.    The inner area is called the medulla and is made of individual renal pyramids, which  may not …

Label the Urinary System

  Answers: A= Renal Vein B= Right Kidney C= Inferior Vena Cava D = Urinary Bladder E= Renal Artery AB = Right Kidney AC = Abdominal Aorta AD = Ureter AE = Urethra

Renal Pyramid

Renal pyramids are triangular shaped areas seen on a cross section of the kidney.  They appear striped due to the thousands of nephrons within them that make up the functional unit of the kidney.  The nephrons perform the function of filtration of waste products from the blood and …

Label the Kidney

A = interlobar arteries and veins B = renal artery C = renal vein D = ureter E = renal pyramids F = minor calyx G = major calyx H = renal pelvis I = capsule J = medulla K = cortex L = nephrons