proximal convoluted tubule
noun Date: circa 1899 the convoluted portion of the vertebrate nephron that lies between Bowman's capsule and the loop of Henle and functions especially in the resorption of sugar, sodium and chloride ions, and water from the glomerular filtrate — called also proximal tubule

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 — noun Date: 1923 all or part of the coiled sections of a nephron: a. proximal convoluted tubule b. distal convoluted tubule …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 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

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

  • 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 tubule — n PROXIMAL CONVOLUTED TUBULE …   Medical dictionary

  • Proximal tubule — Infobox Anatomy Name = Proximal Convoluted Tubule Latin = tubulus contortus proximalis GraySubject = 253 GrayPage = 1223 Caption = Scheme of renal tubule and its vascular supply. (1st convoluted tubule labeled at center top.) Caption2 = 1… …   Wikipedia

  • proximal tubule — noun see proximal convoluted tubule …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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