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The apex of each pyramid (papilla) projects into the _________ of the kidney 


  1. Hilum

  2. Pelvis 

  3. Medulla 

  4. Cortex


Solution

The correct option is B

Pelvis 


The section of the kidney shows two main regions -  an outer cortex and inner medulla. The inner medulla is composed of several conical pyramids. The apex of each pyramid (papilla) projects, first into the calyx, and then all calyses together form the pelvis of the kidney. 

Structure of the Kidney

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