Urinary System

(Figures 105–111)
  • William D. Gude
  • Gerald E. Cosgrove
  • Gerald P. Hirsch

Abstract

The paired, bean-shaped kidneys are covered by a capsule of connective tissue. The shorter concave border is called the hilus; from it extend the renal artery and vein, nerves, and the ureter on its way to the bladder.

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • William D. Gude
    • 1
  • Gerald E. Cosgrove
    • 2
  • Gerald P. Hirsch
    • 3
  1. 1.Oak Ridge National LaboratoryOak RidgeUSA
  2. 2.San Diego Zoological SocietySan DiegoUSA
  3. 3.Veterans Administration Wadsworth Hospital CenterLos AngelesUSA

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