Outer cortical portion of the kidney, between the renal capsule and the renal medulla. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renal_cortex ]

Synonyms: cortex renalis renal cortex kidney cortex

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Term information


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latin term
cortex renalis [ FMA:TA FMA:15581 ]

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structure notes

In the adult metanephros, it forms a continuous smooth outer zone with a number of projections that extend down between the pyramids. It contains the renal corpuscles and the renal tubules except for parts of the loop of Henle which descend into the renal medulla. It also contains blood vessels and cortical collecting ducts. The renal cortex is the part of the kidney where ultrafiltration occurs.[WP]