Medullary Ray Definition
It is the center of the renal lobule (also known as cortical lobule) that comprises of a collection of straight distal and proximal tubules that direct from and towards the medulla as well as the collecting ducts.
Medullary Ray Synonyms
It is also known as Ferrein’s Pyramid.
Medullary Ray Location
It extends to the medulla from the cortex and runs perpendicular to the capsule. The name of the structure does not refer to its location. Rather, it is an indication of the destination of this urinary part.
Medullary Ray Function
The tubules of this urinary section serve the glomeruli that lie in an adjacent position.
Medullary Ray Pictures
Picture 1 – Medullary Ray
Picture 2 – Medullary Ray Image