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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