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Reviewed by Debra Jaliman, MD on August 07, 2019 Image Source © 2014 WebMD, LLC. All rights reserved. The kidneysare a pair of bean-shaped organs on either side of your spine, below your ribs and behind your belly. Each kidney is about 4 or 5 inches long, roughly the size of a large fist. The kidneys’ job is to filter your blood.
Labeled Diagram of the Human Kidney. The renal medulla comprises a set of 8-18 conical structures called renal pyramids that are surrounded by the cortex. Portions of the cortex between two adjacent pyramids are termed as renal columns. Spread in these pyramids and the cortex, are the functional units callednephrons.