Histology, Cytology, Ultrastructure Nephron and Collecting Duct Structure in the Kidney, Rat

  • Sebastian Bachmann
  • Wilhelm Kriz
Part of the Monographs on Pathology of Laboratory Animals book series (LABORATORY)


The rat kidney is unipapillary. In histologic sections, the different regions of this kidney are well discernible, since both the tubules and the blood vessels are arranged in a regular zonal pattern. The renal cortex, as a whole, is cup-shaped with inverted margins and surrounds the renal medulla.


Proximal Tubule Outer Medulla Intercalate Cell Basolateral Cell Membrane Collect Duct Cell 
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