Cortical lobule

A cortical lobule (or renal lobule) is a part of a renal lobe. It consists of the nephrons grouped around a single medullary ray, and draining into a single collecting duct. Its near identical parallel is the rectal lobe[citation needed], which is present in the majority of mammals.

Cortical lobule
SystemUrinary system
ArteryInterlobular arteries
VeinInterlobular veins
LatinLobuli corticales renis
Anatomical terminology


  This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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