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Encyclopedia > Renal capsule

The renal capsule is a tough fibrous layer surrounding the kidney and covered in a thick layer of perinephric adipose tissue. It provides some protection from trauma.


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Renal capsule - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (90 words)
Transverse section, showing the relations of the capsule of the kidney.
The renal capsule (also known as Gerota's fascia) is a tough fibrous layer surrounding the kidney and covered in a thick layer of perinephric adipose tissue.
Renal circulation - Renal artery → Interlobar arteries → Arcuate arteries → Cortical radial arteries → Afferent arterioles → Glomerulus → Efferent arterioles → Vasa recta → Arcuate vein → Renal vein
Kidney - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1774 words)
The outer portion of the kidney is called the renal cortex, which sits directly beneath the kidney's loose connective tissue/fibrous capsule.
Due to the polar alignment of cells in the renal epithelia NHE3 and the H-ATPase are exposed to the lumen (which is essentially outside the body), on the apical side of the cells, and are responsible for excreting hydrogen ions (or protons).
Pyelonephritis is infection of the kidneys and is frequently caused by complication of a urinary tract infection.
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