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Histology Testbank: Renal 3

 

Instructions: For each histology question, pick the one best answer. This histology test bank is also useful for the histology questions on the USMLE (USMLE step 1). Click here for answers and detailed explanations.

1.
What is the inner region of the kidney called?
a. Medulla
b. Lobe
c. Renal columns
d. Nephron
e. Medullary ray

2.
What is the double layered cap on the glomerulus?
a. Glomerulus
b. Bowman's capsule
c. Renal corpuscle
d. Loop of Henle
e. Distal convoluted tubule

3.
Where are podocytes seen?
a. Visceral layer of Bowman's capsule
b. Parietal layer of Bowman's capsule
c. Pedicels
d. Juxtaglomerular cells
e. Macula densa

4.
What vessel is formed from an aggregation of the glomerular capillaries?
a. Afferent arteriole
b. Efferent arteriole
c. Capillary tuft
d. Peritubular capillaries
e. Vasa recta

5.
What is the functional unit of the kidney?
a. Medulla
b. Lobe
c. Renal columns
d. Nephron
e. Medullary ray

6.
Which structure leads to the collecting duct?
a. Glomerulus
b. Bowman's capsule
c. Renal corpuscle
d. Loop of Henle
e. Distal convoluted tubule

7.
What cells are sensitive to sodium concentration?
a. Visceral layer of Bowman's capsule
b. Parietal layer of Bowman's capsule
c. Pedicels
d. Juxtaglomerular cells
e. Macula densa

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