Renal lobe

The renal lobe is a portion of a kidney consisting of a renal pyramid and the renal cortex above it.[1] In humans, on average there are 7 to 18 renal lobes.[2]

Renal lobe
Renal lobe (not labeled) consists of a pyramid
(item #1) and cortex immediately above it.
SystemUrinary system
ArteryInterlobar arteries
VeinInterlobar veins
LatinLobi renales
Anatomical terminology

It is visible without a microscope, though it is easier to see in humans than in other animals.

It is composed of many renal lobules, which are not visible without a microscope.

See also


This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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