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Kidney Calices MeSH Descriptor Data 2024

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Kidney Calices
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a part of the kidney pelvis
Scope Note
Recesses of the kidney pelvis which divides into two wide, cup-shaped major renal calices, with each major calix subdivided into 7 to 14 minor calices. Urine empties into a minor calix from collecting tubules, then passes through the major calix, renal pelvis, and ureter to enter the urinary bladder. (From Moore, Clinically Oriented Anatomy, 3d ed, p211)
NLM Classification #
WJ 301
Public MeSH Note
91; was see under KIDNEY PELVIS 1975-90
Online Note
search KIDNEY PELVIS 1968-74
History Note
91(75); was see under KIDNEY PELVIS 1975-90
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