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Thin ascending limb of loop of Henle

Thin ascending limb of loop of Henle
Scheme of renal tubule and its vascular supply. (Labeled at center left.)
Nephron ion flow diagram
Gray's subject #253 1223

The thin ascending limb of loop of Henle is a sub-portion of the loop of Henle in the nephron of the kidney. The thin ascending limb is impermeable to water and ions, except sodium and chloride which cross by diffusion.


As in the descending limb, the epithelium is simple squamous epithelium.


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