renal calices

the recesses of the renal pelvis that enclose the renal pyramids; see calices renales majores and calices renales minores. Called also calyces renales.

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  • Calices renales — Querschnitt der Niere (mit Nebenniere) Die Niere (lat. ren, griech. νεφρός, nephros) ist ein paarig angelegtes Organ der Wirbeltiere. Der medizinische Fachbereich, der sich mit den Nieren und ihren Krankheiten beschäftigt, ist die Nephrologie,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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