Afferent arterioles

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Artery: Afferent arterioles
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Scheme of renal tubule and its vascular supply. (Label "Afferent vessel" is visible in upper left.)
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Distribution of bloodvessels in cortex of kidney.
Latin arteriola glomerularis afferens
Gray's subject #253 1221
Source interlobular artery   
Branches glomerular capillaries
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Overview

The afferent arterioles are a group of blood vessels that supply the nephrons in many excretory systems.

The afferent arterioles branch from the renal artery which supplies blood to the kidneys.

The afferent arterioles later diverge into the capillaries of the glomerulus.

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