Anaglyph of a human kidney on grid #1
3D stereoscopic anaglyph (view with red-green or red-cyan glasses). Illustration of a translucent Human Kidney. The kidneys are paired organs that are responsible for controlling fluid balance and for the excretion of nitrogenous and other wastes. This filtration and resorption action produces urine which drains down the ureters (shown as yellow tubes emerging from brown bean-shaped kidneys) to collect in the urinary bladder. They perfom this function by filtering blood which enters the kidney via the renal artery. The renal artery divides into several major branches which then sub-divide producing interlobar arteries (shown coursing between the renal lobes). Towards the kidney periphery (at the junction between the medulla and the cortex) you can see the interlobar arteries dividing to produce the arcuate arteries that arc across the tops of the renal pyramids (the inner parts of the lobes). From the arcuates, project the interlobular or cortical radial arteries (they look like little fingers splayed out towards the edge of the kidney) which ultimately supply the filtration system. Once processed, the blood is collected in veins that converge to create the renal vein. The filtration system is housed in the lobes and is illustrated here as radiating lines that converge to a rounded point (the renal papilla). Urine drains from these papillae into collecting ducts and thence to the ureter and bladder.
Illustration ID: ANATOMY-KIDNEY-3D-5000
Illustration size: 25.0 Mpixels (71.5 MB uncompressed) - 5000x5000 pixels (16.6x16.6 in / 42.3x42.3 cm at 300 ppi)
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