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Anatomy Term: pronephric kidney
XAO ID: 0002000
Synonyms: vorniere, head kidney, pronephros
Definition: "Transient embryonic organ that serves as a kidney, providing osmoregulation during early developmental stages, and then degenerates during metamorphosis (starting at NF stage 53) as the mesonephric kidney develops and becomes functional."
Stage Range: NF stage 28 to NF stage 64
Develops From:
Anatomy Item Stage Range
pronephric mesenchyme NF stage 21 to NF stage 29 and 30
Develops Into:
Parent(s): pronephric mesenchyme


Parent(s): embryonic kidney (is_a) kidney (is_a) multi-tissue structure (is_a) coelom (part_of)


References: Ontology Lookup Service , XB ANATOMY ONTOLOGY