Thick Ascending Limb

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Loop Of Henle - Anatomy
... It can be divided into five parts Thin descending limb of loop of Henle The thin descending limb has low permeability to ions and urea, while being highly permeable to ... The loop has a sharp bend in the renal medulla going from descending to ascending thin limb ... Thin ascending limb of loop of Henle The thin ascending limb is not permeable to water, but it is permeable to ions ...
Na-K-Cl Cotransporter - Function - NKCC2
... NKCC2 is specifically found in cells of the thick ascending limb of the loop of Henle in nephrons, the basic functional units of the kidney ... Urine in the thick ascending limb of the loop of Henle has a relatively high concentration of sodium ... inhibit the activity of NKCC2, thereby impairing sodium reabsorption in the thick ascending limb of the loop of Henle ...

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