Explore the anatomy of the kidney with these printable diagrams of the kidney that we have provided in the following images. The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs found in vertebrates. They are located on the left and right in the retroperitoneal space, and in adult, humans are about 11 centimeters in length. Check out the first illustration of the kidney in the diagram below.
The kidneys receive blood from the paired renal arteries; blood exits into the paired renal veins. Each kidney is attached to a ureter, a tube that carries excreted urine to the bladder. If you notice in the diagram of a kidney, there are nephrons in the kidney. Each kidney contains around 1 million nephrons. The kidney participates in the removal of toxins; therefore its function is really crucial.
There is also a separate diagram for the nephrons, the urine-producing functional structures of the kidney, span the cortex and medulla. The initial filtering portion of a nephron is the renal corpuscle, which is located in the cortex. This is followed by a renal tubule that passes from the cortex deep into the medullary pyramids. Part of the renal cortex, a medullary ray is a collection of renal tubules that drain into a single collecting duct.
Use this diagram to explore the kidney. This will also help you to draw the structure and diagram of a kidney. To download the diagram, simply click on the image and choose the save image shortcut!