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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The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of aspartame on the fetal kidney of rats, by observing through karyometry and stereology, structural changes in the glomerulus, proximal and distal convoluted tubules and collecting duct.
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of sodium cyclamate on the kidneys of rat fetuses, in terms of morphometric alterations in the glomerulus, proximal and distal convoluted tubules and collecting duct.
Current study showed that luminal cast was present in distal convoluted tubules of group B.
In the cortex we found groups of tubules radially arranged which consisted of collector tubules and straight portions of nephrons forming pars radiata and other groups of twisted tubules consisting of renal corpuscles and numerous proximal and distal convoluted tubules forming the twisted pars.
Distal convoluted tubules revealed apoptosis and nephorocalcinosis.
Renal meronts and gametocytes were confined to the distal convoluted tubules and collecting ducts, and were associated with renal tubular necrosis and tubular obstruction.
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).
Distal convoluted tubules ectasia by protein cast was one of the prominent outcomes of gentamicin induced renal failure.
16 also demonstrated coagulative necrosis of the proximal tubule cells vacuolar degeneration epithelial desquamation collections of cellular debris within damaged tubules intraluminal cast formation mainly in distal convoluted tubules rupture of tubular membranes interstitial edema and infiltration with lymphocytes and plasma cells together with apoptotic bodies.
Amiloride blocks the epithelial sodium channel in the late distal convoluted tubules, connecting tubules, and collecting ducts in the kidneys thereby inhibiting sodium reabsorption.

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