Macula Densa Function In Kidney

Figure

(a) Light micrograph of a section of the human renal cortex (220x). (b) Light micrograph of the renal medulla (80x micrograph enlarged to 200x).

Glomerular capsule

Glomerulus Afferent arteriole

Juxtaglomerular apparatus

Glomerular capsule

Glomerulus Afferent arteriole

Juxtaglomerular Apparatus Consists

Juxtaglomerular apparatus

Distal convoluted tubule

Nephron loop

(a) Location of the juxtaglomerular apparatus. (b) Enlargement of a section of the juxtaglomerular apparatus, which consists of the macula densa (darker yellow) and the juxtaglomerular cells. Black arrows indicate direction of blood flow. Blue arrows indicate flow of glomerular filtrate and tubular fluid.

Nephron loop

Juxtaglomerular cell

Macula densa

Distal convoluted tubule

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