Major calyx - Definition
It is a kidney section that is made up of a number of eight to fourteen minor calyxes fused together. The minor calyces are actually a division of a few tubes that a section of the pelvis is divided into.
Major calyx - Appearance
The structure looks like a large, funnel-shaped chamber.
Major calyx - Function
It is mainly concerned with the passage of urine. This kidney section surrounds the tip of the renal pyramids. The urine, after being produced in the kidney, passes through a renal papilla at this tip and gets into a minor calyx. This is followed by an entry into the Major calyx and passage through the renal pelvis and ultimately into the ureter.
Major calyx Pictures
The visual appearance of this kidney structure would be clear to you through these images.
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