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Encyclopedia > Afferent arterioles
Artery: Afferent arterioles
Scheme of renal tubule and its vascular supply. (Label "Afferent vessel" is visible in upper left.)
Distribution of bloodvessels in cortex of kidney.
Latin arteriola glomerularis afferens
Gray's subject #253 1221
Source interlobular artery
Branches glomerular capillaries
Dorlands/Elsevier a_62/12156661

The afferent arterioles are a group of blood vessels that supply the nephrons in many excretory systems. Image File history File links Gray1128. ... Nephron of the kidney A nephron is the basic structural and functional unit of the kidney. ... Image File history File links Gray1129. ... For other uses, see Latin (disambiguation). ... The first set of renal bloodvessels, the interlobular arteries (or cortical radiate arteries, or cortical radial arteries), are given off at right angles from the side of the arterial arcade looking toward the cortical substance, and pass directly outward between the medullary rays to reach the fibrous tunic, where they... A glomerulus is a capillary tuft surrounded by Bowmans capsule in nephrons of the vertebrate kidney. ... Elseviers logo. ... f you all The blood vessels are part of the circulatory system and function to transport blood throughout the body. ... A nephron is the basic structural and functional unit of the kidney. ... The kidneys are important excretory organs in vertebrates. ...

The afferent arterioles branch from the renal artery which supplies blood to the kidneys. Human kidneys viewed from behind with spine removed The renal arteries normally arise off the abdominal aorta and supply the kidneys with blood. ... The kidneys are organs that filter wastes (such as urea) from the blood and excrete them, along with water, as urine. ...

The afferent arterioles later diverge into the capillaries of the glomerulus. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The glomerulus is a capillary bed found surrounded by the Bowmans capsule of the nephron in the vertebrate kidney. ...

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