distal convoluted tubule

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distal convoluted tubule

[′dist·əl ‚kän·və′lüd·əd ′tü·byül]
(anatomy)
The portion of the nephron in the vertebrate kidney lying between the loop of Henle and the collecting tubules.
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PTH and calcitriol also act on bone to mobilise calcium, and in the distal renal tubule, to stimulate calcium reabsorption.
In contrast, nephrogenic DI results from resistance of the distal renal tubules to the action of vasopressin (1).

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