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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3) These cysts are thought to arise from the diverticulae in the distal convoluted tubules and then accumulate fluid from the epithelial cells in the cyst wall.
Potassium is then secreted into the urinary filtrate in the distal convoluted tubules (DCT).
Glomeruli, distal convoluted tubules, and collecting tubules were relatively spared in the vultures that had early lesions.

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