loop of Henle

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Etymology[edit]

Named after its discoverer, the German anatomist Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle.

Noun[edit]

loop of Henle (plural loops of Henle)

  1. (anatomy) A loop-like structure in the kidney's nephron that connects the proximal convoluted tubule to the distal convoluted tubule.