proximal convoluted tubule


proximal convoluted tubule

noun

Definition of PROXIMAL CONVOLUTED TUBULE

:  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

First Known Use of PROXIMAL CONVOLUTED TUBULE

circa 1899

proximal convoluted tubule

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PROXIMAL CONVOLUTED TUBULE

: 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 especially in the resorption of sugar, sodium and chloride ions, and water from the glomerular filtrate—called also proximal tubule

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