Metanephric blastema


Metanephric blastema

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Days = 35
CarnegieStage = 14
Precursor = Wolffian duct
GivesRiseTo = nephron (Bowman's capsule, connecting tubule, distal convoluted tubule, glomerulus, loop of Henle, proximal convoluted tubule), but not collecting duct
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The metanephric blastema (or metanephric mesenchyme, or metanephric mesoderm) is one of the two embryological structures that give rise to the kidney (the other is the ureteric bud.)

The metanephric blastema mostly develops into nephrons, but can also form parts of the collecting duct system.

ee also

* Mesenchyme
* Metanephros
* Blastema
* Kidney development

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* [http://sprojects.mmi.mcgill.ca/embryology/ug/Kidney_Stuff/Drawings/2ureter.gifDiagram at mcgill.ca 1]
* [http://sprojects.mmi.mcgill.ca/embryology/ug/Kidney_Stuff/Normal_Development/Mature_Kidney2.html Diagram at mcgill.ca 2]
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