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Kidney Blood Flow

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Oxygenated blood flows toward the kidney from the descending aorta via the renal artery. Before entering the kidney, the renal artery separates into several segmental arteries. As they pass through the renal hilum, the segmental arteries divide to form the interlobar arteries. These vessels carry blood through the renal columns located between the renal pyramids. The blood flows into the arcuate arteries, which enter the renal lobes at the renal cortex and renal medulla boundary.

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