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The renal column is tissue between the renal pyramids that allows for support of the renal cortex. The renal cortex is the outer portion of the kidney between the renal capsule and the renal medulla. ...


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Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Kidney (1673 words)
The outermost portion of the kidney is called the renal cortex, deep to which lies the renal medulla.
The segment that drains glomerular filtrate from the Bowman's capsule is the proximal convoluted tubule.
Renal functions include the excretion of waste material from the bloodstream, secretion of hormones - particularly erythropoietin and renin and maintaining serum electrolyte, acid-base levels and osmolality.
Kidney (1853 words)
On this medial aspect of each kidney is an opening, called the hilum, which admits the renal artery, the renal vein, nerves, and the ureter.
The outermost portion of the kidney is called the renal cortex, which sits directly beneath the kidney's loose connective tissue 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).
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