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proximal convoluted tubule

noun

Medical Definition of proximal convoluted tubule

  1. :  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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