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Histology, microscopy, anatomy and disease
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2.5 Histology of the kidney

As the anatomy and histology of the kidney is quite complex, this video gives you a short tour of the section, before you look at it yourself in the virtual microscope.

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Activity 5

Open the virtual microscope [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] in a new window or tab. Find Slide 9 in the ‘Week 3’ category.

Now it’s your turn to identify the main areas that exist within the kidney sample shown in Slide 9. Try to locate each of the following:

  • the glomerulus
  • Bowman’s capsule
  • convoluted tubules
  • the loop of Henle
  • collecting tubules.