convoluted tubule
noun Date: 1923 all or part of the coiled sections of a nephron: a. proximal convoluted tubule b. distal convoluted tubule

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • convoluted tubule — n 1) PROXIMAL CONVOLUTED TUBULE 2) DISTAL CONVOLUTED TUBULE * * * a channel that follows a tortuous course; see tubulus contortus distalis, tubulus contortus proximalis, and tubuli seminiferi contorti …   Medical dictionary

  • Convoluted tubule — is the compound of a metanephridium which is wrapped with capillaries. The process of reabsorption occurs in this part of the metanephridium. References This annelid related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it …   Wikipedia

  • convoluted tubule — noun 1. : proximal convoluted tubule 2. : distal convoluted tubule * * * n. Anat. a portion of the nephron in the kidney that functions in concentrating urine and in maintaining salt, water, and sugar balance. [1945 50] …   Useful english dictionary

  • convoluted tubule — n. Anat. a portion of the nephron in the kidney that functions in concentrating urine and in maintaining salt, water, and sugar balance. [1945 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • convoluted tubule — con′voluted tu′bule n. anat. the portion of a kidney nephron that concentrates urine and maintains salt and water balance • Etymology: 1945–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • Distal convoluted tubule — Kidney nephron ( 1st proximal convoluted tubule , 2nd distal convoluted tubule ) …   Wikipedia

  • distal convoluted tubule — n the convoluted portion of the nephron lying between the loop of Henle and the nonsecretory part of the nephron and concerned esp. with the concentration of urine called also convoluted tubule, distal tubule * * * tubulus contortus distalis …   Medical dictionary

  • proximal convoluted tubule — n the convoluted portion of the vertebrate nephron that lies between Bowman s capsule and the loop of Henle, is made up of a single layer of cuboidal cells with striated borders, and functions esp. in the resorption of sugar, sodium and chloride… …   Medical dictionary

  • distal convoluted tubule — noun : the convoluted portion of the vertebrate nephron that lies between the loop of Henle and the collecting tubule in intimate association with the afferent vessel, that resembles the proximal convoluted tubule in structure though lacking the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • proximal convoluted tubule — noun : the convoluted portion of the vertebrate nephron that lies between the Malpighian corpuscle and the loop of Heule, is made up of a single layer of cuboidal cells with striated borders, and is believed to be concerned especially with the… …   Useful english dictionary

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