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, in the meaning defined above

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“Proximal convoluted tubule.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/proximal%20convoluted%20tubule. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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proximal convoluted tubule

noun

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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