collecting tubule


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms, Wikipedia.
Related to collecting tubule: Distal convoluted tubule, Connecting tubule, papillary duct

collecting tubule

[kə′lek·tiŋ ‚tü‚byül]
(anatomy)
One of the ducts conveying urine from the renal tubules (nephrons) to the minor calyces of the renal pelvis.
References in periodicals archive ?
d] immunostaining showed fine granular deposits in the collecting tubules of the medulla (Figure 2, panels G, H) in 4 (50%) of 8 animals in the clinical stage of scrapie and in 3 (75%) of 4 animals in the preclinical stage, for a total of 7 (58.
The article should have stated that AVP antagonists decrease water permeability of renal collecting tubules, thereby promoting excretion of retained water and normalizing hypo-osmolar hyponatremia.
Type III collagen in diabetic kidneys is increased around blood vessels and some capillaries, between collecting tubules and ducts and at isolated Bowman's capsules, type VI-collagen around blood vessels and capillaries (Fig.