The tough fibrous layer surrounding the kidney which is covered in a thick layer of perirenal adipose tissue that functions to provide some protection from trauma and damage. [ MP:0011383 http://www.informatics.jax.org/accession/anna ]

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Term information

Subsets

uberon_slim, pheno_slim

latin term
capsula fibrosa renis [ FMA:66610 FMA:TA ]

definition

The tough fibrous layer surrounding the kidney which is covered in a thick layer of perirenal adipose tissue that functions to provide some protection from trauma and damage.

depicted by

Illu:kidney.jpg

function notes

provides some protection from trauma and damage.

has exact synonym

capsula fibrosa renis

renal capsule

capsule of kidney

fibrous capsule of kidney

id

UBERON:0002015

structure notes

The renal capsule relates to the other layers in the following order (moving from innermost to outermost): renal medulla renal cortex renal capsule perinephric fat (or 'perirenal fat') renal fascia paranephric fat (or 'pararenal fat') peritoneum (anteriorly), and transversalis fascia (posteriorly).[Wikipedia:Kidney_capsule]